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Full text of "Annual report of the Town of Wilton, New Hampshire"

E. B. Frye and Son Mill 



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I960 TOWN and 
SCHOOL REPORTS 



N EW H AM PS H I RE 




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Public servants and their vehicles: Highway Agent Lawrence 
Gibbons stands beside the Highway Department truck, and 
Police Chief Robert Wiggin stands beside the police cruiser. 





A thing of beaut\ — but a highway problem, and an expensive 
one. The Pead Hill road in Wilton after one of this winter's 
heavy storms. 

Photos by Bernice Perry 



ANNUAL REPORTS 
of the 

Town Officers 

Wilton, N. H. 

for the 
Year Ending December 31, 1960 



Also 

Officers of School District 

Year Ending June 30, 1960 



The Cabinet Press 

Milford, N. H. 

1961 



I 

INDEX 

Auditors, Report of 55 

Balance Sheet 20 

Budget for Town 8 

Budget Committee Recommendations 12 

Civil Defense, Report of 64 

Comparative Statement of Appropriations 

and Expenditures 18 

Detailed Statement of Payments 39 

Dog Officer, Report of 61 

Fire Department, Report of 62 

Highway Department, Report of 49 

Inventory of Valuation 16 

Library, Report of 56 

Municipal Court, Report of 59 

Overseer of Public Welfare, Report of 54 

Police Department, Report of 60 

Receipts and Payments 34 

Schedule of Town Property 17 

Souhegan Watershed Study 68 

Statement of Appropriations 13 

Synopsis of 1960 Town Meeting 69 

Tax Collector, Report of 23 

Town Clerk, Report of 22 

Town Nurse, Report of 66 

Town Treasurer, Report of 33 

Trustees of Trust Funds, Report of 52 

Vital Statistics 74 

Warrant for Town Meeting 5 

Water Commissioners, Report of 65 

Youth Center Committee Report 67 

School District Colored Pages — End of Book 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1960 



Selectmen 

F. Howard Bardol 

Charles O. McGettigan, Jr. 

John W. Cowie 

Moderator 

Raymond F. Batchelder 

Town Treasurer 

Samuel G. Proctor 

Police 

Robert O. Wiggin, Chief 
Ole A. Nilsen, Night Officer 



Term Expires 1961 
Term Expires 1962 
Term Expires 1963 

Auditors 

Elna D. Stevens, 1 year 
Roy E. Claire, 2 years 

Town Clerk 

Kenneth R. Dunham 

Checklist Supervisors 

Elizabeth L. French 
Charles W. Jowders 
Dorothy J. McGettigan 



Trustees of Trust Funds 

Earl W. Watts Term Expires 1961 

F. Howard Bardol Term Expires 1962 
John H. Hutchinson Term Expires 1963 

Park and Playground 

G. G. Draper, Sr. Term Expires 1961 
Arthur D. Elkins Term Expires 1962 
Roland P. Brochu Term Expires 1963 

Water Commissioners 

James L. Sheldon Term Expires 1961 

Lynn W. Potter Term Expires 1962 

Roy W. Smith Term Expires 1963 



Fire Chief and Forest Fire Warden 

Wilfrid B. Berube 

Deputy Forest Fire Wardens 

Franklin W. Edwards 
Lawrence A. Gibbons 
Ernest R. Hutchinson 
J. Victor Tuttle 
Arthur L. Keilig 

Tax Collector 

Wilfred A. Leduc 

Sewer Commissioners 

Selectmen 



Assistant Fire Chiefs 

Franklin W. Edwards 
William W. Cleaves 

Fire Commissioners 

Charles O. McGettigan, Jr. 
Lawrence M. Paro 

Welfare Overseer 

Charles O. McGettigan, Jr. 

Director of Civil Defense 

John W. Cowie 



R. P. Galloway, M.D. 



Health Officer 

Term Expires April 30, 1964 



Trustees of Gregg Free Library 

Harold D. Cheever, Ch. 

Mrs. C. R. Myer, Jr., Sec. 

Mrs. William G. Abbott, Jr. 

John Henry Wilson 

J. E. Draper 

Roy W. Smith 

Earl W. Watts, Treas. 

Highway Agent 

Lawrence A. Gibbons 

Town Nurse 

Marion R. Howard, R.N. (resigned) 
A. Elizabeth Connors, R.N. (resigned) 
Mrs. Leslie R. Frye, R.N. 

Custodian Town Hall 

Charles W. Jowders 

Burget Committee 

Mrs. Philip Godley, II 1960 

J. K. Whiting, Jr. 1960 

Robert J. Stanton 1960 

LeRoy C. Robbins 1961 

Leslie N. Center 1961 

William P. Whiting 1961 

Philip C. Heald 1962 

Gilbert E. Testa 1962 

Richard R. Tuttle, Sr. 1962 

Masonry Stone Brick 
Leroy V. Tuttle 

Souhegan Watershed 
Advisory Committee 

Roy W. Smith 



Librarian 

Mrs. Richard E. French 

Assistant Librarians 

Mrs. Earle Foster 
Mrs. Walter Hardy 

Custodian 

Kenneth E. Draper 

Corders of Wood 

J. E. Draper 
Whitney M. Frye 
Harland H. Savage 
Bertus H. Wright 

Forest Committee 

James E. Burke 
Harold D. Cheever 
Philip A. Heald, Jr. 

Surveyors of Lumber 

Leslie R. Frye 
Whitney M. Frye 
Philip C. Heald, Jr. 
Leo A. LeMire 
Welby P. Lowe 
Wilfred LaChance 
Louis Marcoux 
Fred G. Paro 
Wilfrid S. Pellerin 
Horace D. Stearns 
Harland H. Savage 
J. Victor Tuttle 



WARRANT FOR ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

To the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilton in the County 

of Hillsborough and State of New Hampshire, 

qualified to vote in town affairs: 

You are hereby notified to appear at the Town Hall 
in said Wilton, on Tuesday, the 14th day of March 
next, at nine o'clock in the forenoon to choose all neces- 
sary town officers and at 7:30 p. m. at the School Audi- 
torium to act upon the following subjects: 

1. To hear the reports of Town Officers, Agents 
and Committees and pass anv vote relating thereto. 

2. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Selectmen to borrow money in anticipation of taxes. 

3. To see what action the Town will take in regard 
to real estate taken over by the Town for non-payment 
of taxes. 

4. To see if the Town will vote to accept the bud- 
get as prepared by the Budget Committee or make any 
alterations relating thereto. 

5. To see if the Town will authorize the Tax Col- 
lector to appoint a deputy or deputies, under the pro- 
visions of Chapter 41, Section 38, of the Revised 
Statutes Annotated of New Hampshire, or take any 
action relating thereto. 

6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Tax Collector to charge an additional amount of twenty 
cents on each Poll Tax not paid by September first, 
for use of the Town as provided by statute. 

7. To see what sum of money the Town will raise 
for the support of band concerts or take any action 
relating thereto. 

8. To see if the Town will vote to discontinue as 
an open highway and make subject to gates and bars, 
the old Rideout Road (the northerly terminal of which 



is at the Silver Bridge crossing the Souhegan River at 
the Captain Clark Road or Old Wilton to Mason Road, 
and the southerly terminal of which intersects said Cap- 
tain Clark Road) on Abbot Hill, except for that small 
portion of the same that commences at the north line 
of the Rideout Farm buildings (now owned by Donald 
and Merry Brown) and runs southerly to the end of 
the town road constructed in 1957 which runs easterly 
from said Captain Clark Road to the Rideout Farm 
buildings, or take any action relating thereto. 

9. To see if the Town will vote to discontinue as 
an open highway and make subject to gates and bars the 
Joyce Road, so called, in West Wilton, leading from the 
bend in the Pettey Road (road leading from West Wil- 
ton north past residence of Dr. John A. Pettey and 
easterly across new Route 101 to the Lane Farm) north 
past the Joyce dwellings (now of Leo E. Bird) to its 
termination, or take any action relating thereto. 

10. To see if the Town will vote to discontinue 
that unused portion of old Route 31 at the spot of the 
Old Stone Arch Bridge near the Greenville Town Line, 
leading southwesterly and westerly from the southerly 
side of the present Route 31 across to the Souhegan Riv- 
er at said Old Bridge site, and by land of P. C. Heald, 
Jr., a short distance to the southerly side of said present 
Route 31, or take any action relating thereto. 

11. To see if the Town will vote to celebrate the 
200th Anniversary of incorporation of the Town in 1962, 
or take any action relating thereto. 

12. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the pro- 
visions of Chapter 252 of the New Hampshire Revised 
Statutes Annotated, 1955, and anv amendments there- 
to, relating to the construction, maintenance and repairs 
of sidewalks and sewers within the Town, or take any 
action relating thereto. 

13. To see if the Town will vote for the revalua- 



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tion of all taxable property by agents of the State 
Tax Commission and to raise and appropriate the sum 
of $7,000.00 for said purpose, or take any action re- 
lating thereto. 

14. To see if the Town will vote to appoint a 
committee to investigate the feasibility of establishing 
a building code and/or zoning ordinances, or take any 
action relating thereto. 

15. To see what sum of money the Town will vote 
to raise and appropriate to defray Town charges for 
the ensuing year, including town officers' salaries, town 
officers' expenses, election and registration, municipal 
court, town hall maintenance, police department, fire 
department, including brush fires, care of trees, in- 
surance, damage by dogs, civil defense, Blue Cross, 
health department, vital statistics, sewer maintenance, 
town dump, bridges, town road maintenance, street 
lighting, resurfacing, town road aid, library, town poor, 
old age assistance, Memorial Day, aid to soldiers and 
their families, parks and playgrounds, water depart- 
ment, cemeteries, hydrant service, Monadnock Region 
Association, social security, interest on temporary 
loans and long term notes, sidewalk construction, tem- 
porary loans, payments on new equipment, T. R. A., 
and county tax. 

16. To transact any other business that may leg- 
ally come before said meeting. 

Given under our hands and seal this 24th day of 
February 1961. 

CHARLES O. McGETTIGAN, JR., 
F. HOWARD BARDOL 
JOHN W. COWIE 

Selectmen of Wilton, N. H. 
A true copy of warrant — ATTEST 

CHARLES O. McGETTIGAN, JR., 
F. HOWARD BARDOL 
JOHN W. COWIE 



BUDGET 

Estimates of Revenue and Expenditures for the Ensuing Year 
January 1, 1961 to December 31, 1961 

Compared with 

Estimated and Actual "Revenue, Appropriations and Expenditures 
of the Previous Year Jan. 1, 1960 to Dec. 31, 1960 



SOURCES Estimated 

OF REVENUE g^g; 

Year 1960 

From State: 

Interest and dividends tax $15,000.00 


Actual 

Revenue 

Previous 

Year 1960 

$20,647.26 


Estimated 

Revenue 

Ensuing 

Year 1961 

$17,500.00 


Railroad tax 


150.00 


81.92 


75.00 


Savings bank tax 


200.00 


375.44 


400.00 


Head tax refund 




29.17 




Reimbursement a/c State and 








Federal forest lands 


50.00 


52.93 


50.00 


Reimbursement T.R.A. 


6,386.59 


6,386.59 


1,624.17 


For fighting forest fires 


250.00 


22.20 


250.00 


Reimbursement a/c old age assist. 


528.19 




From Local Sources Except 


Taxes: 






Library 




144.41 


150.00 


Dog licenses 


600.00 


517.50 


500.00 


Business licenses, permits and 








filing fees 


50.00 


146.00 


150.00 


Fines and forfeits, municipal 








court, 2 years 


400.00 


1,220.90 


500.00 


Rent of town hall & other bldgs. 


750.00 


745.20 


700.00 


Interest received on taxes 








and deposits 


400.00 


714.58 


1,000.00 


Income from trust funds 


1,400.00 


1,200.00 


1,200.00 


Histories 




75.00 




Income of Departments: 








(a) Highway, including rental 








of equipment 


1,500.00 


1,949.64 


2,000.00 


(b) Police 


200.00 


322.09 


300.00 


(c) Cemetery annual care 


400.00 


395.25 


400.00 


Blue Cross 




385.65 


525.00 



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SOURCES Estimated 

OF REVENUE S 

Year 1960 

Income from Municipally owned 


Actual 

Revenue 

Previous 

Year 1960 


Estimated 
Revenue 
Ensuing 

Year 1961 


Utilities 








(a) Water department 


$10,000.00 


$10,308.72 


$10,000.00 


Hydrants 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


Health 


250.00 


212.00 


200.00 


Social security 


1,350.00 


1,454.99 


1,500.00 


Fire alarm service 


500.00 




500.00 


Motor vehicle permit fees 


11,000.00 


12,403.72 


12,000.00 


Refund insurance 




42.70 




Fire surplus equipment 




23.30 




Catholic cemetery 






500.00 


Withdrawals from Capital 








Reserve Funds 


4,900.00 


5,092.80 




From Local Taxes Other 
Than Property Taxes: 

(a) Poll taxes — reg. at $2 


1,750.00 


1,738.00 


1,750.00 


(b) National bank stock taxes 130.00 


151.55 


130.00 


(c) Yield taxes 




573.09 




Total Revenues from All 
Sources except Property 








Taxes 




$56,004.17 


Amt. to be raised by Prop. 


taxes 




$75,371.16 



Total Revenues \ $131,375.33 




PURPOSES OF . . 
EXPENDITURES Tre^ous ™ 

Year 1960 

Current Maintenance Expenses: 
General Government: 

Town officers' salaries $ 3,500.00 


Actual 

Expenditures 

Previous 

Year 1960 

$ 3,505.00 


Appropri- 
ations 
Rec'd By 

Budget 

Committee 

1961 

$3,525.00 


Town officers' expenses 


4,300.00 


4,471.31 


4,000.00 


Election and registration exp. 


600.00 


590.14 


300.00 


Municipal court expenses 


350.00 


355.00 


420.00 


Expenses town hall and other 








town buildings 


6,000.00 


6,265.64 


6,000.00 


Employees' retirement and 








social security 


2,750.00 


2,829.18 


3,000.00 


Protection of Persons & Property: 






Police department 


10,380.00 


10,547.80 


11,500.00 


Fire department 


7,200.00 


6,160.43 


6,900.00 


Moth Exterm. — Blister rust 








and care of trees 


750.00 


1,316.72 


1,000.00 


Insurance 


800.00 


771.25 


950.66 


Answering service 


2,140.00 


2,163.30 


2,150.00 


Damage by dogs 


200.00 


150.43 


200.00 


Bounties 




13.50 




Civil defense 


400.00 


408.57 


400.00 


Blue Cross 




682.50 


900.00 


Health: 

Health dept., incl. hospitals 


2,000.00 


1,628.72 


1,100.00 


Vital statistics 


100.00 


62.50 


100.00 


Sewer maintenance 


1,000.00 


775.21 


1,200.00 


Town dump & garbage removal 400.00 


572.00 


500.00 


Highways and Bridges: 

Bridges 


600.00 


370.71 


400.00 


Town maintenance — summer 


12,600.00 


13,197.45 


12,000.00 


Town maintenance — winter 


14,600.00 


16,613.80 


17,000.00 


Street lighting 


3,600.00 


3,543.61 


3,600.00 


Resurfacing 


6,500.00 


6,385.78 


6,500.00 


Town road aid 


957.99 


957.99 


953.50 



Libraries: 

Libraries 

Public Welfare: 

Town poor 

Old age assistance 



2,000.00 2,000.00 1,500.00 



2,000.00 
3,000.00 



239.98 
2,983.53 



1,000.00 
3,000.00 



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PURPOSES OF 
EXPENDITURES 



Actual 
Appropriations Expenditures 
Previous Previous 

Year 1960 Year 1960 
Patriotic PiirDoscs* 
Memorial Day & Veterans' Assoc. 300.00 300.00 

Aid to soldiers & their families 100.00 



Recreation: 

Parks & playgrounds, including 
band concerts 

Public Service Enterprises: 

Municipally owned water and 

electric utilities 
Cemeteries 
Hydrants 

Monadnock Regional Assoc. 
Water holes 

Interest: 

On temporary loans 
On long term notes 



Outlay for New Construction and 
Permanent Improvements: 



Appropri- 
ations 
Rec'd By 

Budget 

Committee 

1961 

300.00 
100.00 



2,525.00 2,736.19 2,500.00 



10,000.00 


5,255.40 


10,000.00 


4,725.00 


5,224.43 


4,500.00 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


2,100.00 


288.00 


288.00 


302.00 


250.00 






500.00 


349.09 


500.00 


2,209.70 


2,552.78 


1,850.00 



Highways and Bridges: 

Abbot Hill Acres Road 

Jail 


2,000.00 


2,082.30 
146.66 




Surplus pay loader 
Sidewalk construction 


500.00 




1,000.00 
500.00 


New truck 

Cruiser 

New equipment — plow 


4,000.00 
1,400.00 


3,712.00 
1,380.80 


1,000.00 


Indebtedness: 








Payment on Principal of Debt 

Fire station 

Fire truck 

Long term notes — T.R.A. 

Payment to Capital Res. Funds 

Reappraisal 


5,000.00 
5,250.00 
6,386.59 


5,000.00 
5,250.00 
6,386.59 


5,000.00 

1,624.17 
3,000.00 
7,000.00 



Total Expenditures 



$136,312.28 $132,326.29 $131,375.33 



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REPORT OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Recommendations 

1. Police Department: Increase $5.00 per week to 
Chief and night officer. 25 cents per hour to special 
police. 

2. Fire Department: Decrease $100 for fuel. 

3. Sewer Department: Increase $200 new road. 

4. Town Poor: Decrease $1,000. Case load less. 

5. Parks and Playgrounds: Decrease $500 Youth 
Center. 

6. Libraries: Decrease $500. Not requested. 

7. Water Hole: Decrease $250. $750 carry over. 

8. New Item: New plow $1,000. Recommended. 

9. Pay Loader: $1,000. Recommended. 

10. Revaluation: $7,000 estimate recommended. 

11. New truck for highway department not re- 
commended. 

12. Recommended that $3,000 be added to the 
Capital Reserve Fund for the purchase of a new truck 
for the highway department in the future. 

Warrant Articles: 

7. Not Recommended. 

8. Recommended. 

9. Recommended 

10. Recommended. 

13. Recommended. 

14. Recommended. 

R. J. STANTON 



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STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS 
AND TAXES ASSESSED 



Town Officers' Salaries 




$ 


3,550 00 


Town Officers' Expenses 






4,300 00 


Election and Registration 


Expenses 


600 00 


Municipal Court Expenses 






350 00 


Town Hall and Buildings 


Maintenance 


6,000 00 


Police Department 






10,380 00 


Answering Service 






2,140 00 


Fire Department: 








Department 




$6,700 00 




Forest Fires 




500 00 


7,200 00 


Care of Trees 






750 00 


Bridges 






600 00 


Insurance 






800 00 


Civilian Defense 






400 00 


Health Department 






2,000 00 


Vital Statistics 






100 00 


Sewer Maintenance 






1,000 00 


Dump and Garbage Collection 




400 00 


Town Road Aid 






957 99 


Town Maintenance: 








Summer 




$12,600 00 




Winter 




14,600 00 


27,200 00 


Street Lighting 






3,650 00 


Resurfacing 






6,500 00 


Libraries 






2,000 00 


Old Age Assistance 






3,000 00 


Public Relief: 








Town Poor 




$2,000 00 




Veterans' Aid 




100 00 


2,100 00 


Memorial Day, Vet. Assoc. 


, Old Home Day 


300 00 


Parks and Playgrounds 






2,525 00 


Water 






10,000 00 


Cemeteries 






4,725 00 



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Hydrants 




2,100 00 


Damages and Legal Expenses 






(Including Dog Damage) 




200 00 


Advertising and Regional Associations 


288 00 


Social Security and Retirement 




2,750 00 


Water Holes 




250 00 


New Construction: 






Abbot Hill Acres Road 




2,000 00 


Sidewalk Construction 




500 00 


Interest 




500 00 


New Equipment: 






Cruiser 


$1,400 00 




Truck 


4,000 00 


5,400 00 


Payment on Debt: 






Principal 


$16,636 59 




Interest 


2,209 70 


18,846 29 


New Fire Alarm 




4,500 00 



Total Town Appropriations $140,862 28 

County Tax 16,826 73 

School Tax 153,331 01 



Total Appropriations $310,870 02 

Less: Estimated Revenues and Credits: 

Interest on Taxes $ 400 00 

Interest and dividends tax 20,573 84 

Railroad tax 75 00 

Savings bank tax 375 44 

Reimb. a/c State & Federal lands 50 00 
Dog licenses 600 00 

Business licenses and permits 50 00 

Court fines and forfeits 400 00 

Rentals 2,450 00 

(Property $750.00, Equipment 

$1,500, Police $200.00) 

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Income from Trust Funds ($1,400-00) & 

Annual Care ($400.00) 1,800 00 

Forest fires 250 00 

Water and Electric departments 10,000 00 

Motor Vehicle Fees 11,000 00 

T. R. A. Reimbursement 6,386 59 

From Capital Reserve Funds 5,400 00 

Fire Alarm 500 00 

Health 250 00 

Social Security 1,350 00 

Cash Surplus 2,500 00 

Total Revenues and Credits 64,410 87 

$246,459 15 
Plus Overlay 1,963 65 

Net Amount to be raised by Taxation $248,422 80 

Less: 

Poll Taxes $1,750 00 

National bank stock taxes 130 00 

1,880 00 

Amount to be raised by Property Taxes $246,542 80 

Taxes to be committed to Collector: 

Property $246,542 80 

Poll 1,750 00 

National Bank Stock 130 00 

Total Taxes to be committed $248,422 80 

Town Tax Rate $8.15 



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SUMMARY OF INVENTORY OF VALUATION 

Land and Buildings $2,073,125 00 

Mills and Machinery 438,475 00 

Electric Plants 121,650 00 

House Trailers used as Dwellings 7,650 00 

Mature Wood and Timber 3,500 00 

Stock-in-Trade 472,830 00 

Boats and Launches 1,200 00 

Horses 855 00 

Cows 32,032 00 

Other Neat Stock 700 00 

Sheep and Goats 620 00 

Gasoline Pumps and Tanks 2,880 00 

Portable Mills 2,800 00 

Wood, Lumber, etc. 750 00 



Total Gross Valuation $3,159,065 00 

Less: Veterans' Exemption 134,000 00 



Net Valuation $3,025,065 00 



ELECTRIC UTILITIES 

Greenville Electric $ 2,850 00 

Hillsborough Mills 800 00 

Public Service Co. of N. H. 118,000 00 



$121,650 00 



Amount of Property Valuation 

exempted to veterans $134,000 00 

Number of inventories distributed 685 

Number of inventories returned 383 

Number of veterans who 

received property exemption 134 

Number of veterans exempted 

from poll tax 213 



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SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY 

Town Hall, lands and buildings $ 50,000 00 

Furniture and equipment 1,000 00 

Libraries, lands and buildings 30,000 00 

Furniture and equipment 10,000 00 

Police Department, lands and buildings 5,000 00 

Fire Department, lands and buildings 77,650 00 

Equipment 26,335 00 

Highway Department, lands and buildings 36,000 00 

Equipment 13,623 00 

Parks, Commons and Playgrounds 4,000 00 

Water Supply, if owned by town 128,000 00 

Schools, lands and buildings 445,100 00 

Equipment 25,100 00 

All lands and buildings acquired 

through Tax Collectors deeds: 

40 acres Eaton land 500 00 

Land for Old Store 50 00 
Town Forest: 

Frye land $320 00 

6 acres Howard land 30 00 

10 acres Fraser land 250 00 

600 00 

Town Dump land 203 00 

Parking Lot 3,500 00 

Total $876,661 00 



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FINANCIAL REPORT 

For the Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 1960 

BALANCE SHEET 
Assets 

Cash: 

In hands of treasurer 
Capital Reserve Funds 
Accounts due to the Town: 

(a) T. R. A. Reimbursement 
Other bills due Town: 

Bicycle Plates 

(a) Town of Lyndeboro, Fire Alarm 

(b) Trustee of Trust Funds 
Unredeemed Taxes: 

(b) Levy of 1959 

(c) Levy of 1958 

(d) Previous Years 
Uncollected Taxes: 

(a) Levy of 1960 

(b) Levy of 1959 

(c) Levy of 1958 

(e) State Head Taxes — Levy of 1960 

(f) State Head Taxes — Previous Years 



$66,887 20 
1,856 12 


1,624 17 


76 30 
500 00 
150 00 


91 02 
179 57 
221 76 


92,507 39 

1,224 78 

8 00 

1,215 00 

95 00 



Total Assets $166,636 91 

Excess of liabilities over assets (Net Debt) 16,190 17 



Grand Total $182,827 08 

Net Debt - December 31, 1959 $26,627 92 

Net Debt - December 31, 1960 16,190 17 



Decrease of Debt $10,437 75 



Liabilities 

Accounts Owed by Town: 

Bills Outstanding - Water Dept. $35,008 72 

20 



Water Holes 750 00 

Sidewalks 952 67 

Fire Alarm System 5,000 00 

Town Forest Committee 36 25 
Due to State: 

(a) State Head Taxes (Uncollected $1,215.00; 
Collected, not remitted $1,145.00) 2,360 00 

(b) Yield Tax (Uncollected) 70 54 
Due to School District: 

Balance of Appropriation 81,181 01 

Capital Reserve Funds 1,856 72 
Long Term Notes Outstanding: 

Town Road Aid 1,624 17 

Fire Station 53,987 00 



Total Liabilities $182,827 08 



21 



TOWN CLERKS REPORT 

AUTO ACCOUNT 

33 1959 auto permits $ 214 21 

1259 1960 auto permits 12,121 29 

9 1961 auto permits 104 35 



Refunded for unused permits 
Paid Samuel C. Proctor, Treasurer 
Cash on hand 



DOG ACCOUNT 

1959 Licenses: 
1 male, full year 
1 male, part year 

1 female, part year 
Late penalty 

1960 Licenses: 
112 males, full year 

23 females, full year 

60 spayed females, full year 

3 males, part year 

5 females, part year 

2 spayed females, part year 
Late penalties 

2 Kennel licenses, 5 dogs 

$ 517 50 
Paid Samuel G. Proctor, Treasurer $ 517 50 

FILING FEES 
Fees received, Town Meeting and primary $ 12 00 
Paid Samuel G. Proctor, Treasurer $ 12 00 

KENNETH R. DUNHAM, 

Town Clerk. 



22 



$12,439 85 


$ 17 01 


$12,403 44 


19 40 


$12,439 85 


$ 2 00 


50 


3 75 


50 


224 00 


115 00 


120 00 


3 66 


16 25 


2 34 


5 50 


24 00 



REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 

For the Period Ending March 31, 1960 

Dr. 

Uncollected December 31, 1959: 
Property $25,452 63 
Polls 334 00 
Yield 184 51 
Total $25,971 14 

Added Taxes: 

Polls 22 00 

Interest Collected 124 75 



Total Debits 




$26,117 89 


Cr. 






Remittances to Treasurer: 






Property 
Polls 


10,150 89 
260 00 




Interest Collected 


124 75 




Abatements 


52 30 




Uncollected March 31, 1960: 






Property 
Polls 


15,285 44 
60 00 




Yield 


184 51 




Total Credits 




$26,117 89 


Levy of 1958 
Dr. 




Uncollected December 31, 1959: 




Polls 


18 00 




Yield 


75 01 




Interest Collected 


44 




Total Debits 




93 45 


Cr. 






Remittances to Treasurer: 






Polls 


2 00 




Yield 


30 00 




Interest Collected 


44 





23 



Abatements 4 00 

Uncollected March 31, 1960: 
Polls 12 00 

Yield 45 01 

Total Credits 93 45 

Levy of 1957 
Dr. 

Uncollected December 31, 1959: 
Property 7 42 

Polls 2 00 

Total Debits 9 42 

Cr. 
Uncollected March 31, 1960: 
Property 7 42 
Abatements 2 00 
Total Credits 9 42 

STATE HEAD TAX REPORTS 

Levy of 1959 

Dr. 

Uncollected as of Dec. 31, 1959 1,040 00 
Added Taxes 80 00 

Penalties Collected 84 50 

Total Debits $ 1,204 50 

Cr. 
Remittance to Treasurer: 

Head Taxes 860 00 

Penalties 84 50 

Abatements 95 00 

Uncollected as per List: 
March 31, 1960 165 00 

Total Credits $ 1,204 50 

Levy of 1958 
'Dr. 
Uncollected as of Dec. 31, 1959 60 00 
Penalties Collected 50 

Total Debits $ 60 50 

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Cr. 

Remittances to Treasurer: 

Head Tax 5 00 

Penalties 50 

Abatements 10 00 

Uncollected as per List: 

March 31, 1960 45 00 

Total Credits $ 60 50 

Levy of 1957 
Dr. 
Uncollected as of Dec. 31, 1959 10 00 

Total Debits $ 10 00 

Cr. 
Abatements 10 00 

Total Credits $ 10 00 



Summary of Tax Sales Accounts as of March 31, 1960 

1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 

Balance Dec. 31, 1959 $696.31 $262.46 $51.27 $54.59 $7.95 
Interest and Costs at time 

of redemption 32.21 13.53 14.15 



$728.52 $275.99 $65.42 $54.59 $7.95 

Remittances to Treasurer 548.95 107.39 65.42 

Abatement 7.95 

Unredeemed 179.57 168.60 54.59 



$728.52 $275.99 $65.42 $54.59 $7.95 
Unredeemed from Sales Account of Levies: 

1958 1957 1955 



*Bergeron, Novat 


$ 4.07 






^Davidson, Marwood 


4.08 






^Leavenworth, Edwin 


1.35 






*Thompson Archie 


41.62 


40.55 




*Thompson, John S. 






53.16 


*Van Home, James 


17.86 


2.95 




*Waterman, Lawrence 


13.91 




1.43 


*Wylie, Helen 


96.68 


125.10 




*Plus interest and costs 


$179.57 
25 


$168.60 


$54.59 



Summary of Remittances to Treasurer 



1959 Property 
Polls 




$11 


3,150 89 
260 00 


Interest 






124 75 


1958 Polls 






2 00 


Yield 






30 00 


Interest 






44 


1959 Head 






860 00 


Penalties 






84 50 


1958 Head 






5 00 


Penalties 






50 


Redemptions 
Redemption Intere 


;st and Costs 




661 87 
59 89 


Total 


$12,239 84 




ISOBEL M. 


CONRAD, 








Tax Collector. 



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REPORT OF TAX COLLECTOR 

For the Period from April 1, 1960 to December 31, 1960 



Levy of 1960 


Property, Poll and Yield Taxes 


Dr. 




Property Taxes Committed 


$246,542 80 


Poll Taxes Committed 


1,738 00 


National Bank Stock Tax 


151 55 


Total Warrant 


$248,432 35 


Yield Taxes 


573 09 


Added Taxes: 




Property 


65 21 


Poll 


84 00 


Interest Collected 


26 50 


Overpayment of Property Taxes 29 90 


Total Debits 


$249,211 05 


Cr. 




Remittances to Treasurer: 




Property Taxes 


$153,768 04 


Polls 


1,390 00 


National Bank Stock Tax 


151 55 


Yield Taxes 


502 55 


Interest Collected 


26 50 


Abatements 


865 02 


Uncollected, December 31, 1960: 


Property 


92,050 85 


Polls 


386 00 


Yield 


70 54 


Total Credits 


$249,211 05 



Property, Poll and Yield Taxes 

Levy of 1959 

Dr. 

Uncollected, December 31, 1959: 

Property $15,285 44 

Polls 60 00 



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Yield 






184 51 




Total Warrant 






i 


$15,529 95 


Added Taxes: 










Property 








8 15 


Polls 








6 00 


Interest Collected 








479 25 


Total Debits 




Cr. 


i 


$16,023 35 


Remittances to Treasurer 


: 






Property 






$13,938 66 




Poll 






40 00 




Yield 






92 16 




Interest Collected 






479 25 




Abatements 






248 50 




Uncollected: 










Property 






1,110 43 




Yield 






92 35 




Poll 






22 00 




Total Credits 






i 


$16,023 35 


Levy 


of 


1958 








Dr. 






Uncollected, April 1, 


1960: 






Poll 






$12 00 




Interest Collected 






41 




Total Debits 




Cr. 




$12 41 


Remittances to Treasurer 


* 






Poll 






$2 00 




Abatements 






2 00 




Interest Collected 






41 




Uncollected 






8 00 




Total Credits 








$12 41 



STATE HEAD TAX REPORTS 
Levy of 1960 
Dr. 
Head Taxes Committed $5,500 00 

Added Taxes 185 00 



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Penalties 2 50 

1 Tax collected twice 5 00 

Total Debits $5,692 50 

Cr. 
Remittances to Treasurer: 

Head Taxes $4,360 00 

Penalties 2 50 

Abatements 115 00 

Uncollected as per list 1,215 00 

Total Credits $5,692 50 

Levy of 1959 
Dr. 

Uncollected as of April 1, 1960 $165 00 

Added Taxes 15 00 

Penalties Collected 11 50 

Total Debits $191 50 

Cr. 
Remittances to Treasurer: 

Head Taxes $115 00 

Penalties 11 50 

Abatements 5 00 

Uncollected 60 00 

Total Credits $191 50 

Levy of 1958 
Dr. 

Uncollected as of April 1, 1960 $45 00 

Penalties 50 

Total Debits $45 50 

Cr. 
Remittances to Treasurer: 

Head Taxes 5 00 

Penalties 50 

Abatements 5 00 

Uncollected 35 00 

Total Credits $45 50 



29 



Summary of Remittances to Treasurer 

1960 Property $153,768 04 

Poll 1,390 00 

Bank Stock 151 55 

Yield 502 55 

Interest 26 50 

1959 Property 13,938 66 
Poll 40 00 
Yield 92 16 
Interest 479 25 

1958 Poll 2 00 

1960 Head 4,360 00 
Penalties 2 50 

1959 Head 115 00 
Penalties 11 50 

1958 Head 5 00 

Penalties 50 

Redemptions 1,932 05 

Redemption Interest and Costs 34 85 



$176,852 11 



WILFRED A. LEDUC, 

Tax Collector. 



30 



Summary of Tax Sales Accounts as of December 31, 1960 





1959 


1958 


1957 


1955 


Taxes sold to Town, current 










fiscal year 


$2,023.07 








Balance, December 31, 1960 




$179.57 


$168.60 


$54.59 


Interest and costs at time 










of redemption 


33.39 






.03 


Total Debits 


$2,056.46 


$179.57 


$168.60 


$54.62 


Remittances to Treasurer 


$1,965.44 






$ 1.46 


Abatements 










Unredeemed 


91.02 


$179.57 


$168.60 


53.16 


Total Credits 


$2,056.46 


$179.57 


$168.60 


$54.62 


Unredeemed from Sales Account of Levies- 








^Bergeron, Novat 


$ 4.30 


$ 4.07 






*Smith, Fred A. Heirs 


10.63 








^Thompson, Jennie M. & D. H. 


57.03 








*Van Horn, James 


19.06 


17.86 


2.95 




*Davidson, Marwood 




4.08 






*Leavenworth, Edwin 




1.35 






*Thompson, Archie 




41.62 


40.55 




^Waterman, Lawrence 




13.91 






*Wylie, Helen 




96.68 


125.10 




^Thompson, John S. 








53.16 



*Plus Interest and Costs 



$91.02 $179.57 $168.60 $53.16 

WILFRED A. LEDUC, 

Tax Collector. 



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COVER PICTURE 

The picture on the cover of this report is of the 
E. B. Frye and Son Mill at Davisville which is 100 
vears old this vear, 1961. The mill has been in con- 
stant operation from the beginning, and is thus the 
oldest industry in town. The small fulling mill was 
built in 1861 by Daniel Craigin and was sold to Dr. 
Edmund Bailey Frye in 1900. In 1920 the operation 
of the mill was taken over by his son Whitney Morse 
Frye who has operated it to the present day. Mr. 
Frye has partiallv retired from the business and now 
leaves the actual operation to his supervisor, Harland 
Savage. 

From the original use of the mill, there have been 
many changes over the years; from toy wagons, knife 
trays to waste baskets, dye house dippers, fruit box 
covers, ice cream freezers, measures and combing cards 
for animals, cotton, wool and tow cards. 

Nestled in the country along a small brook the 
mill still is run by water power from three original 
dams, which now turns a hvdro-electric plant, giving 
a modern note to the old buildings. Oxen no longer 
carry the logs to the saw mill, and hand work has been 
assisted by many pieces of machinerv, both old and 
new. The intricate machines made in the last cen- 
tury work as effectively as the newest pieces of ma- 
chinery, and each wheel, cam and lever is understood 
and cared for with deft fingers and a sensitivity not 
often found in industry. 

The factory may be old and truly one of the show 
places of Wilton, but new ideas are always being 
worked out and new products, new materials and new 
ways of handling the old are being examined. 
Photo by Bernice Perry 



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REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 

Dr. 

Cash on hand January 1, 1960 $ 48,850 95 

Certificate of Deposit 60,000 00 

Received from all sources 306,310 34 



$415,161 29 



Cr. 

Payments $348,274 09 

Cash on hand December 31, 1960 66,887 20 



$415,161 29 



Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL G. PROCTOR, 

Town Treasurer. 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN OF WILTON 
SERIAL NOTES OUTSTANDING 

Fire Station Notes due August 9 

$5,000.00 each year at 3% $53,987 00 

T. R. A. Note due August 9 

$5,900.00 each year at 2%% $ 1,624 17 



33 



Town of Wilton, N. H. RECEIPTS AND 



RECEIPTS 

Current Revenue: 

From Local Taxes: 

1. Property taxes, current 

year, i960 $153,768 04 

2. Poll taxes, current 

year, 1960 1,390 00 

3. Natl. bnk. stock taxes 1960 151 55 

4. Yield taxes, 1960 502 55 

5. State head taxes at $5., 1960 4,360 00 

6. Total Current Year's Taxes, 

collected and remitted $160,172 14 

7. Property taxes and yield 

taxes, previous years 24,473 71 

8. Poll taxes, previous years 42 00 

9. State head taxes at $5., previous years 985 00 

10. Interest received on taxes 630 94 

11. Penalties on State head taxes 99 50 

12. Tax sales redeemed 1,688 66 

From State: 

13. For Highways and Bridges: 

(a) For Town Road Aid 6,386 59 

14. Interest and dividends tax 20,647 26 

15. Railroad tax 81 92 

16. Savings bank tax 375 44 

17. Reimbursement a c State & Federal 

forest lands 52 93 

18. Head tax 29 17 
21. Fighting forest fires ($22.20) Sale of 

surplus equipment ($23.30) 45 50 

23. Reimbursement a/c Old Age Assistance 528 19 

From Local Sources, Except Taxes: 

Histories 75 00 

25. Health 212 00 

34 



PAYMENTS For Year Ending December 31, 1960 

PAYMENTS 

Current Maintenance Expenses: 
General Government: 

1. Town officers' salaries $ 3,505 00 

2. Town officers' expenses 4,471 31 

3. Election and registration expenses 590 14 

4. Municipal court expenses 355 00 

5. Expenses town hall & other town bldgs. 6,265 64 

Protection of Persons and Property: 

6. Police department 10,578 60 

7. Answering service 2,163 30 

8. Fire dept. including forest fires 6,160 43 

9. Moth extermination — Blister rust & 

care of trees 1,316 72 

10. Blue Cross 682 50 

11. Damage by dogs 150 43 

12. Insurance 771 25 

13. Civil Defense 408 57 

14. Bounties 13 50 

Health: 

15. Health dept. including hospitals 1,628 72 

16. Vital statistics 62 50 

17. Sewer maintenance 775 21 

18. Town dumps and garbage removal 572 00 

Highways and Bridges: 

Bridges 370 71 

19. Town Road Aid 957 99 

20. Town maintenance: 

Summer $13,227 45 

Winter 16,613 80 

29,841 25 

21. Street lighting 3,543 61 

22. Resurfacing 6,385 78 

35 



661 


91 


146 


00 


1,220 


90 


745 20 


714 58 


1,200 00 


1,949 


64 


395 


25 


12,408 


72 



Town of Wilton, N. H. RECEIPTS AND 

RECEIPTS 

Police & Officers' expenses 703 25 

26. Dog licenses $517.50; 

Library Soc. Sec. $144.41 

27. Business licenses, permits, and riling fees 

28. Fines and forfeits, municipal court 

29. Rent of town property 

30. Interest received on deposits 

31. Income from trust funds 

32. Income from departments 

33. Income from annual care and 

sale of lots 

34. Income from municipal water 

35. Registration of motor vehicles: 

1959 permits $ 214 21 

1960 permits 12,107 08 

1961 permits 104 33 

$12,403 44 

Receipts Other Than Current Revenue: 

36. Temporary loans in anticipation 

of taxes during year 

37. Short term notes during vear 
39. Insurance adjustments 

41. Blue Cross 

42. New Trust Funds received during year 

43. Withdrawals from Capital 

Reserve Funds 

44. Social Security 

Total Receipts from all sources 
Cash on hand, January 1, 1960 

Grand Total 

36 



50,000 00 

60,000 00 

42 70 

385 65 

r 1,100 00 


5,092 80 
1,310 58 


$368,006 57 
48,850 95 


$416,857 52 



P AYMENTS For Year End ing December 31, I 960 

PAYMENTS 

Libraries: 

23. Libraries 2,000 00 

Public Welfare: 

24. Old Age Assistance 2,983 53 

25. Town poor 239 98 

Patriotic Purposes: 

27. Memorial Day & Veterans' associations 300 00 

Recreation: 

29. Parks & playgrounds, including 

band concerts 

Public Service Enterprises: 

30. Municipal water & electric depts. 

31. Cemeteries, including hearse hire 

Unclassified: 

34. Monadnock Region Association 

35. Taxes bought by town 

36. Discounts, abatements & refunds 

37. Employees' retirement & social security 

Interest: 

38. Paid on temporary loans in 

anticipation of taxes $ 349 09 

39. Paid on long term notes 2,203 69 

Total Interest Payments 2,552 78 

Outlay for New Construction, 
Equipment & Permanent Improvements: 

43. Abbot Hill Acres road 2,082 30 

Jail 146 66 

45. Hydrants 2,100 00 

49. New Equipment (Highways) 3,669 00 



37 



2,736 


19 


5,255 40 

5,224 43 


288 00 
2,007 67 
1,618 29 
2,829 18 



PAYMENTS For Year Ending December 31, 1960 

PAYMENTS 

Indebtedness: 

51. Payments on temporary loans in 

anticipation of taxes' $50,000 00 

52. Payments on long term notes 16,636 59 

55. Payments to trustees of trust 

funds (New Funds) 1,300 00 
Total Indebtedness Payments 67,936 59 

Payments to Other Governmental Divisions: 

56. State Head Taxes paid State Treas.: 

1960 taxes $3,856 25 

Prior years 1,321 00 

$5,177 50 

57. Payments to State a c Yield 

tax debt retirement 95 52 

58. Taxes paid to County 16,826 73 
60. Pavments to school districts: 

1959 tax $68,967 44 

1960 tax 72,000 00 

140,967 41 

Total payments to other 

governmental divisions 113,067 16 

Total payments for all purposes $349,970 32 

Cash on' hand, December 31, 1960 66,887 20 

Grand Total $416,857 52 



38 



DETAILED STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS 

Detail 1. Town Officers' Salaries: 

Appropriation $3,550.00; Expended $3,505.00 

Selectmen: 

C. O. McGettigan, Jr., Chairman $600 00 
F. H. Bardol 500 00 

J. W. Cowie 500 00 

$1,600 00 

Tax Collector, W. A. Leduc 1,000 00 

Dep. Tax Collector, E. L. French 200 00 

Treasurer, S. G. Proctor 250 00 

Overseer of Public Welfare, 

C. O. McGettigan, Jr. 150 00 

Town Clerk, K. R. Dunham 100 00 

Trustee of Trust Funds, F. H. Bardol 75 00 

Auditors: 

E. D. Stevens 65 00 

R. E. Claire 65 00 

$3,505 00 

Detail 2. Town Officers' Expenses: 

Appropriation $4,300.00; Expended $4,471.31 

Receipts: 

Refund Printing School Report $356 73 
Maps and Telephone 24 43 



$381 16 



Town Reports 

Commissions 

Clerical 

Telephone 

Bonds and Insurance 

Expenses and Supplies 

Postage 



$1,341 


14 


674 70 


742 00 


108 


30 


691 


30 


774 


25 


139 


62 



$4,471 31 



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Detail 3. Election and Registration: 




Appropriation $600.00; Expended $590.14 




Receipts: Filing Fees $12 00 




Election Officials 


$399 00 


Supervisors 


75 00 


Meals 


85 92 


Supplies 


30 22 



$590 14 

Detail 4. Municipal Court: 

Appropriation $350.00; Expended $355.00 
Receipts: Court Fees, 2 years $1,220 90 

Judges $250 00 

Clerk of Court 100 00 

Witness Fee 5 00 



$355 00 



Detail 5. Town Hall: 

Appropriation $6,000.00; Expended $6,265.64 

Receipts: Rents, C. W. Jowders $745 20 

Custodian $2,385 25 

Fuel 1,541 07 

Repairs 892 07 

Electricity 621 35 

Supplies 193 26 

Shoveling and Mowing 44 23 

Insurance 474 91 

Repairing Cupola 113 50 



$6,265 64 



Detail 6. Police: 

Appropriation $10,380.00; Expended $10,547.80 
Receipts: 

Special Officers $250 50 

Bicycle Plates 63 65 



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Bal. on light 7 94 

$322 09 
Salaries: 

R. O. Wiggin 

O. A. Nilsen 

Special Officers 
Supplies 
Electricity 

Cruiser Maintenance 
Telephone 
Insurance 
Radio Expense 
Uniforms 
Signs 



Detail 7. Answering Service: 

Appropriation $2,140.00; Expended $2,163.30 
F. C. Nelson $2,004 00 

Telephone 112 75 

Repairs 46 55 



$4,335 00 


3,971 88 


1,039 66 


166 04 


55 10 


461 08 


114 70 


105 93 


112 06 


134 98 


51 37 


$10,547 80 



$2,163 30 



Detail 8. Fire Department, including 
Forest Fires 

Appropriation $7,200.00; Expended $6,160.43 
Receipts: 

State Treas., Forest Fires $45 50 

Insurance $867 82 

Electricity 140 85 

Gas 86 68 

Fuel 430 64 

Supplies and Maintenance 602 19 

Telephone 110 50 

Training 58 26 

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Payroll and grass fires 3,270 25 

Labor 63 02 

New Equipment 530 22 

$6,160 43 

Detail 9. Care of Trees: 

Appropriation S750.00; Expended $1,316.72 
Labor $1,174 82 

Supplies 126 90 

Truck 15 00 



$1,316 72 



Detail 10. Blue Cross: 
Paid to N.H.-Vt. Hospitalization Service $682 50 

Detail 11. Damage bv Dogs: 

Appropriation $200.00; 'Expended $150.43 
Paid: 

Dog Officer $75 00 

Supplies 50 23 

Commissions 25 20 



$150 43 



Detail 12. Insurance 

Appropriation $800.00; Expended $771.25 
Refund $2 00 

Paid H. D. Cheever Agency $771 25 

Detail 13. Civil Defense: 

Appropriation $400.00; Expended $408.57 

District Office and blankets $ 5 90 

Freight and postage 3 37 

Insurance and telephone 16 60 

Special Officers and expenses 28 78 

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Repairs 165 00 

Radio 188 92 

$408 57 

Detail 14. Bounties: 

Expended $13.50 
Paid for 27 porcupines $13 50 

Detail 15. Health: 

Appropriation $2,000.00; Expended $1,628.72 
Receipts: Town Nurse $212 00 

Salaries $1,479 64 

Health Officer 100 00 

Supplies 49 08 



$1,628 72 



Detail 16. Vital Statistics: 

Appropriated $100.00; Expended $62.50 
K. R. Dunham, Commissions $62 50 

Detail 17. Sewer Maintenance: 

Appropriation $1,000.00; Expended $775.21 
Labor $515 25 

Supplies 259 96 

$775 21 

Detail 18. Dump: 

Appropriation $400.00; Expended $572.00 
Labor $444 35 

Supplies 127 65 

$572 00 

Bridges: 

Appropriation $600.00; Expended $370.71 
Labor $174 20 

Repairs 160 51 

Paint 36 00 



$370 71 



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Detail 19. Town Road Aid: 

Appropriation 8957.99; Expended $957.99 

Paid on T. R. A. Note $957 99 

Detail 20. Winter Maintenance: 

Appropriation $14,600.00; Expended $16,613.80 
Received from L. A. Gibbons $1,065 45 

Weekly Payroll $9,359 60 

Equipment Sup. 1,971 15 

Gas 832 71 

Fuel 477 23 

Tires 189 64 

Electricity 147 24 

Equipment Repairs 1,012 87 

Telephone 36 20 

Sand 106 86 

Salt 2,142 00 

Insurance 338 30 



$16,613 80 



Summer Maintenance: 

Appropriation $12,600.00; Expended $13,197.45 
Received from L. A. Gibbons $138 63 

Weekly Payroll $9,431 90 

Equipment Sup. 712 88 

Gas 823 02 

Fuel 63 95 

Tires 170 07 

Repairs 912 66 

Telephone 65 00 

Insurance 308 10 

Electricity 69 31 

Grader fuel 84 55 

Culverts 60 45 

Gravel 29 16 

Cold Patch 147 30 

Power saw 207 90 



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$2,084 75 


32 30 


463 46 


400 15 


2,665 40 


74 02 


88 50 


577 20 



Wm. P. Whiting, Jr. Ill 20 

$13,197 45 

Detail 21. Street Lighting: 

Appropriation $3,600.00; Expended $3,543.61 
Paid Public Service Co. of N. H. $3,543 61 

Detail 22. Resurfacing: 

Appropriation $6,500.00; Expended $6,385.78 
Received from L. A. Gibbons $745 56 

Weekly Payroll 
Supplies 
Sand 

Cold Patch 
Asphalt 
Gas 

Repairs 
Chloride 

$6,385 78 

Detail 23. Library: 

Appropriation $2,000.00; Expended $2,000.00 
Paid Earl W. Watts, Treasurer $2,000 00 

Detail 24. Old Age Assistance: 

Appropriation $3,000.00; Expended $2,983.53 
Paid State Dept. Public Welfare $2,983 53 

Detail 25. Town Poor: 

Appropriation $2,000.00; Expended $239.98 

Detail 27. Memorial Day: 

Appropriation $300.00; Expended $300.00 
Paid R. J. Stanton, Treas. Bent-Burke Post $300 00 

Detail 29. Parks and Playgrounds: 

Appropriation $2,525.00; Expended $2,736.19 
Payroll $992 78 

Gas 50 00 

Supplies 105 85 

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Repairs 47 56 

Truck 40 00 

Youth Center 1,500 00 

$2,736 19 

Detail 31. Cemeteries: 

Appropriation $4,725.00; Expended $5,255.40 
Trust Funds $1,200 00 

Annual Care 395 24 



$3,300 10 


20 34 


750 75 


20 00 


85 00 


257 67 


151 74 


463 33 


175 50 


$5,224 43 


$288 00 



$1,595 25 
Payroll 
Electricity 

Supplies 

Insurance 

Truck 

Repairs 

Gas 

Road 

Trust Fund 



Detail 34. Monadnock Region: 

Paid to Monadnock Region Assoc. 

Detail 35. Taxes Bought bv Town: 

Paid Tax Collector $2,007 67 

Detail 36. Abatements: 

Paid for Abatements $1,618 29 

Detail 37. Social Security: 

Appropriation $2,750.00; Expended $2,829.18 
Paid N. H. Dept. of Public Welfare $2,829 18 

Detail 38. Interest on Temporary Loan: 

Appropriation $500.00; Expended $349.05 
Paid Wilton National Bank $349 05 



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Detail 39. Interest on Long Term Notes: 

Appropriation $2,209.70; Expended $2,552.78 
Paid Charlotte M. Abbott Trust $2,552 78 

Detail 43. Abbot Hill Acres Road: 

Appropriation $2,000.00; Expended $2,082.30 
Payroll $1,557 85 

Sup. 149 45 

Asphalt 375 00 

$2,082 30 
Jail: 

Balance $146.66 
Expended on rooms $146 66 

Detail 49. New Equipment: 
Appropriated for Highway Truck $4,000 
Expended $3,712.00 
Paid Draper Chevrolet $3,669 00 

Barrett Equip. Co. 30 00 

Robert LePage 13 00 

$3,712 00 
Appropriated for Police Cruiser $1,400.00 
Expended $1,380.80 
Paid Draper Chevrolet $1,380 80 

Detail 51. Temporary Loans: 

Paid Wilton National Bank $50,000 00 

Detail 52. Long Term Notes: 

Appropriation $16,636.59; Expended $16,636.59 
Paid Charlotte M. Abbott Trust: 

Fire Station $5,000 00 

Fire Truck 5,250 00 

T. R. A. 6,386 59 

$16,636 59 



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Detail 55. Trustee of Trust Funds: 

Paid Treasurer of Trust Funds $1,300 00 

Detail 56. Head Taxes: 

Paid Treasurer of N. H. for Head Taxes $5,177 50 

Detail 57. Yield Tax for Debt Retirement: 

Paid Treasurer of N. H. for Debt Retirement $95 52 

Detail 58. County Tax: 

Paid Treasurer of County $16,826 73 

Detail 60. School District: 

Paid Treasurer of School District $140,967 41 



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WILTON HIGHWAY REPORT FOR 1960 

The year 1960 was an average year for the High- 
way Department. In the winter months we had a 
little more than the average amount of snow, a total 
of 91 inches. There were 19 inches in January; 24 
inches in February; 21 inches in March, and 27 inches 
in December. In December there was a larger amount 
of snow the latter part of the month and an unusual 
amount of ice, requiring much salting and sanding, 
using approximately 170 tons of salt. 

Summer maintenance was about average as there 
were no heavy showers with the exception of the hur- 
ricane in September. We did spend a larger amount of 
time and money in cutting brush along roadsides in 
the fall, in anticipation that we will not be able to 
do so much in 1961 due to the amount of T.R.A. work. 

Resurfacing or tarring was done during the months 
of July and August. This vear the following streets 
and roads were done: Dale Street 1.4 miles, Burton 
Highway 2 miles, village streets 1 mile, Kimball 
Heights Read 2 miles, Perham Corner Road .4 mile 
for a total of 6.8 miles. We also did a number of 
drivewavs. 

The bridge maintenance this year was not very 
large. We put side railings on one side of the Keyes 
Bridge at West Wilton, and painted the guard rails 
on all the other bridges. 

During the summer months we also completed the 
Abbot Hill Acres Road for which $2,000 was appro- 
priated, thus completing the Abbot Hill Road from 
Route 101 to the Abbot Hill Road through the housing 
project. 

New Equipment 
This year I am asking for a new large truck to re- 
place the International truck we now have which is 
ten years old and should be replaced as I mentioned 
in my last report of 1959. I am recommending a 4-wheel 

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drive truck with hydraulic lift for plow and wing 
which will cost approximately $15,000. I realize that 
this amount seems very large, but the Highway De- 
partment at the present time has no large equipment 
capable of coping with heavy snow removal. We are 
badly in need of such equipment as we have several 
hills and roads that drift during heavy storms. It is 
impractical and almost impossible to do it with a two- 
wheel drive truck, regardless of size. We have sev- 
eral families moving back on some of our back roads 
that up to this time have been closed during the win- 
ter months, but now they are being occupied the year 
round and must be kept open at all times regardless 
of cost. 

I feel that we must replace the large truck this 
year, if not with a 4-wheel drive truck as I have sug- 
gested, at least with one of similar size. The present 
one is ten years old and has been over 100,000 miles. 
This mileage on highway equipment is equivalent to 
double the same amount on other types of work. The 
cost of maintenance of such equipment is very costly 
and impractical and unreliable for the winter months. 
A town like Wilton that does not keep dependable 
equipment is simply looking for trouble in trying to 
maintain the type of roads that we have here in Wil- 
ton. 

A second reason I feel the town should do some- 
thing about the large truck this year is that in 1962 
the town should do something about purchasing some 
type of tractor-loader to clean up snow around the 
village, which must be removed as soon as possible 
following a storm. This would also be used in the 
summer for loading sand and gravel. This type equip- 
ment with a back hoe attachment could be used for 
digging, for the Water and Sewer department's main- 
tenance, which is becoming more and more costly each 
year to hire. I believe if the Town of Wilton is to 
maintain proper traveling conditions, the department 

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must have proper equipment to do so. 

So that the townspeople do not misunderstand me, 
the reason that for three years I have been trying to 
have some of the highway equipment replaced each 
year is to avoid having to do it all at one time later on. 
Listed below is the age and type of equipment now 
owned by the department. 

1 1951 International truck — 4-ton 

1 1947 Farm-all tractor and loader 

1 1947 I D 9 Industrial tractor 

1 1952 Sidewalk tractor 

1 1960 Chevrolet truck - 2% -ton 

I do hope that the taxpayers (of whom I am one) 
do not think I am trying to overburden them with 
expensive equipment, but as your Highway Agent I 
feel it my duty to inform you of the condition of the 
department as I see it. 

Again I want to thank the townspeople for their 
fine cooperation this past year, and especially my help 
and their families for their fine cooperation. 

LAWRENCE A. GIBBONS, 

Wilton Highway Agent. 

Report of Provisions for Accepting Town Roads 

1. There must be permanent homes already built 
on the road to be accepted. 

2. The right-of-way must be at least 40 feet wide. 

3. The person or persons wishing to have the Town 
accept the road shall pay for all culverts and suitable 
drainage, and shall build the road with at least 12 inches 
of gravel 18 feet wide at no cost to the Town. 

4. All dead-end roads shall be supplied with suf- 
ficient right-of-way to enable plows and other equip- 
ment to turn around. 



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REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE TRUST 
FUNDS - TOWN OF WILTON. N. H. 

For the Year Ending December 31. 1960 

244 Cemetery Funds — principal $35,190 00 

244 Cemetery Funds — unexp. income 56 30 

Hannah Howard School Fund 2.430 00 

Isaac Spalding School Fund 10.260 00 

Hattie Liversey School Fund 8,139 03 

Capital Reserve Fund — principal 1.771 26 

Capital Reserve Fund — unexp. income 4.590 20 



$62,324 19 



Add Receipts - Jan. 1. 1960 to Dec. 31. 1960: 

Isaac Spalding School Fund $ 411 30 

Hattie Liversev School Fund 370 75 

Hannah Howard School Fund 12S 92 
Cemeterv Lots: 

E. H. Derbyshire 150 00 

Donat Souev 150 00 

Annie Savage 150 00 

Francis Godlev 150 00 

Leo Fairfield ' 150 00 

Walter Jowders 100 00 

Rena Holmes 150 00 

Nelson-Tucker 150 00 

Richard Tuttle. Sr. 150 00 
Income N. E. Electric Stock 

(Rearisto Lot) 4 32 
Annie Savage Estate to Capital 

Reserve Fund Principal 546 19 

Sale of Government Ronds 5.000 00 
Refund overpavment of 

cemeterv lots care — 1959 175 50 

Cemetery Funds Income 1,184 90 

Capital Reserve Fund Income 41 S" 



S9.163 



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Deduct Expenditures: 
Rent Safe Deposit Box at W. N. B. $ 5 50 
Treasurer, School District 910 97 

Postage, B. & M. R. R. Bonds 1 54 

From Capital Reserve Fund: 

Truck and Cruiser 5,092 80 

Purchase Government Bonds 5,000 00 

Care of cemetery lots - 1960 1,200 00 

$12,210 81 

Balance of Funds $59,277 13 



STATEMENT OF INVESTMENT OF 
TRUST FUNDS - TOWN OF WILTON, N. H. 

Cash in Wilton National Bank 

U. S. Government "K" Bonds 

U. S. Government "E" Bonds 

U. S. Government "H" Bonds 

U.S. Government "2%%" Bonds 

Am. Tel. & Tel. Co., 159 shares 

New England Electric Co., 4 shares 

Boston & Maine R. R. Bonds 

Boston & Maine R. R. Script Certificates 

Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. Bond 

Certificate of Deposit, Wilton Nat'l. Bank 

Boston Fund, 345 shares 

Mass. Investment Fund, 414 shares 

George Putnam Fund, 189 shares 

Chemical Fund, 302 shares 

Century Shares Trust, 376 shares 

Broad Street Investment Co., 711 shares 

Eaton & Howard Balanced Fund, 233 shares 



$3,109 


19 


500 


00 


2,268 75 


1,100 00 


4,000 


00 


8,180 


03 


80 


00 


900 


00 


100 


00 


5,000 


00 


1,500 


00 


3,557 


84 


2,515 


66 


1,684 


43 


1,638 


36 


3,157 


86 


7,717 68 


3s 2,367 33 


$59,277 


13 



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Unexp. 

Principal Income Balance 
253 Cemetery Funds 836,490 00 $ 101 38 $36,591 38 
Capital Reserve 

Fund 546 19 1,310 53 1,856 72 

Isaac Spalding School 

Fund 10,260 00 10,260 00 

Hattie Liversev 

School Fund 8,139 03 8,139 03 

Hannah Howard School 

Fund 2,430 00 2,430 00 



$59,277 13 
F. HOWARD BARDOL 



REPORT OF OVERSEER OF PUBLIC WELFARE 

Town cases paid on order from 

Overseer of Poor $239 98 

As in other years, a great manv people are receiving 
aid under various classifications, including Old Age As- 
sistance, Aid for Dependent Children, Aid for Per- 
manentlv Disabled. None of these accounts £o through 
the office of the Overseer of Public Welfare. 

C. O. McGETTIGAN 



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REPORT OF AUDITORS 

We have completed our audit of the accounts of 
the various town officers for the year ending December 
31, 1960, and find them to be correct and in order. 

The records of the Tax Collector, Treasurer, Town 
Clerk, Judge of the Municipal Court, Trustees of the 
Trust Funds, Selectmen, Water Department and the 
Wilton Public Library were checked. The Town Offi- 
cers' Bonds were also examined and found to be in 
compliance with the law. 

The uncollected accounts of the Tax Collector and 
the Water Department were verified by sending in- 
dividual notices to each debtor, this being the usual 
accepted practice. 

It is still our hope that the Water Department will 
insist on more prompt payment of water bills. We 
have found several outstanding accounts and recom- 
mend that immediate action be taken upon them. 

We wish to extend our thanks to the town officers 
for the cooperation received during the audit. Again 
our thanks go to Mrs. Elizabeth French for the help 
and assistance she so freely gives every year. 
Town of Wilton, N. H., February 13, 1961 

ROY E. CLAIRE, 
ELNA D. STEVENS, 

Auditors 



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REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1960 

Number of volumes Jan. 1, 1960 9,996 

Number of volumes purchased 351 

Number of volumes added by gift 102 

Number of volumes withdrawn 409 
Total number of volumes Dec. 31, 1960 10,040 

Number of magazines purchased 26 

Number of magazines added by gift 12 

Number of newspapers added by gift 1 

Circulation 

Library Open 147 Days 
Adult fiction 7,644 

Juvenile fiction 7,064 

Total 14,708 

Adult non-fiction 6,323 

Juvenile non-fiction 1,780 

8,103 



Total 




Adult magazines 


2,218 


Juvenile magazines 


263 



Total 2,481 

Records 698 

Puzzles 94 

Total Circulation 26,084 

I thank all those who have so generously given 
books, magazines, and records to our library — for the 
books which have been given in memory of Meribah 
W. Godley, Alan Gregg and family, and Robert N. 
Sake — to Perley Henderson for the set of Encyclo- 
pedias — to the Wilton Historical Society for the book, 
"American Heritage Pictorial History of the Civil War." 

The new box at the charging desk was a gift from 

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Edward Broderick. The exhibits loaned by friends 
have been greatly enjoyed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MILDRED C. FRENCH, 

Librarian. 



WILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 
REPORT OF THE TREASURER, YEAR 1960 



Receipts 




Cash on hand, January 1, 1960 




Add: Receipts as follows: 




Sale of Books 


$ 36 41 


Donations 


7 98 


Fines and payments for 




damaged books 


316 83 


Trusts : 




C. F. Blanchard 


241 85 


George E. Blanchard 


58 61 


A. H. Burns 


38 35 


C. H. Burns 


93 55 


Hattie Putnam Clark 


184 09 


Daniel Cragin 


5 30 


James Day 


116 65 


D. A. Gregg 


1,349 61 


Clara Lewis 


1,778 64 


E. A. Newell 


271 32 


George Newell 


49 98 


A. M. Pendleton 


380 57 


Elizabeth Proctor 


129 12 


Augusta W. Putnam 


184 09 


George A. Whiting 


514 11 



$ 909 54 



5,395 84 
Transfer, Meribah W. Godley Trust 

to operating 100 00 

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Town of Wilton, Appropriation 2,000 00 

Refund from Social Security 75 00 



$8,841 60 



Disbursements 

Salaries $3,123 90 

Fuel 601 48 

Books 966 18 

Magazines 218 23 

Electricity 362 29 

Telephone 66 85 

Insurance 356 13 

Land & Building Expenses 359 17 

Supplies 185 11 

Recordings 111 61 
Social Security for period from 

Jan. 1, 1952 - Dec. 31, 1960 772 19 

$7,123 14 

Balance on hand, Dec. 31, 1960 $1,718 46 

EARL W. WATTS, 

Treasurer. 



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MUNICIPAL COURT OF WILTON, N. H. 
Financial Report for the Year Ending Dec. 31, 1960 



Received: 

Cash on hand, Jan. 1, 1960 

Total lines, fees and costs collected on crimi- 
nal docket, including bail and return of 
bail from Superior Court 

Total fees received on small claims 

Total fees received on entry fee of writs, 
including overpayment 

Total received from sale of writs 

Judgments paid into court 

Execution — small claim judgment 



$ 75 00 



2,015 00 
29 60 



00 
00 



31 15 
3 17 



$2,167 92 



Paid Out: 

Paid fines to State of N. H. $811 80 

Paid bail to Superior Court 200 00 

Paid F. X. Quinlan, services as spec, justice 10 00 

Paid Wilton Natl. Bank, service charges 2 86 

Paid postage, stationery, etc. 37 64 

Paid witness fees and travel 92 56 

Paid C. B. Sullivan, justice, share of small claims 16 00 

Paid F. X. Quinlan, clerk, share of small claims 4 00 

Paid return of bail 100 00 

Paid sheriff, execution small claim judgment 3 00 

Paid N. H. Municipal Judges Assoc. 5 00 

Paid judgments received into court 31 15 

Overpayment, entry fee 1 00 

Paid Town of Wilton, N. H. to balance account 852 91 



$2,167 92 



Cases Filed: 

Criminal Docket 
Small claims 
Civil cases 



136 
16 
16 



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Juvenile cases 6 

Total cases filed 174 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. X. QUINLAN, 

Clerk, Wilton Municipal Court. 

REPORT OF POLICE DEPARTMENT 

The good record of Wilton's safe driving was 
marred this past year by one fatality on Route 31. As 
in the past we emphasize caution and good judgment 
in operating a motor vehicle. We should all do our 
share and make safe driving a habit. 

I would like to take at this time the opportunity 
to thank the members of the Wilton Police Associa- 
tion for the fine cooperation in completing the new 
Police Headquarters. 

I wish to thank the Selectmen, merchants, State 
Police, members of the Police Department and towns- 
people for their fine cooperation this past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT O. WIGGIN, 

Chief of Police. 

Criminal cases 7 

Drunks 13 

Motor Vehicle violations 81 

Motor Vehicle fatalities 1 

Bicycles found 11 

Bicycles registered 218 

Bicycles returned to owners 9 

Complaints investigated 571 

Doors and windows found open 92 

Escapees apprehended 7 

Juveniles investigated 37 

Miles traveled in new cruiser 16,900 

Miles traveled in old cruiser 4,650 

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Motor Vehicle accidents investigated 66 

Persons injured 7 

Safe keeping 14 

Radio and telephone calls in and out 801 

Subjects picked up for other departments 9 

Tramps and lodgers 11 

Lock-up used 34 

Courtesy tickets issued 47 

Illegal parking tickets issued 61 

REPORT OF DOG OFFICER 

Adults bitten by dogs 1 

Children bitten by dogs 9 

Delinquent dog taxes collected 15 

Dog complaints 101 

Killed by auto 11 

Ordered restrained or killed 8 

Placed in homes 4 

Returned to owners 17 

Shot for owners 10 
Outside calls to other towns about dogs 5 

Shot chasing deer 1 

Respectfully submitted, 

RORERT O. WIGGIN, 

Dog Officer. 



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REPORT OF WILTON FIRE DEPARTMENT - 1960 



To Report a Fire, Call OL 4-5775 


During 1960 we had no lar 


ge fires, and our fire 


loss was small. 




Damage by fire: $5,000.00, which was covered. 


We had 36 calls: 




Still Alarms 


14 


Bell Alarms 


22 


Cars 


2 


Buildings 


7 


Chimneys 


7 


Lost child 


1 


Flooded oil burner 


Short circuit 


1 


Resusitator 


3 


Inspections 


3 


Grass 


3 


New equipment purchased: 




1 Scott Air Pack 




2 extra tanks 




12 helmets 




We recommend for maintenance S6,500. 


I wish to thank the members 


and deputies for their 


cooperation. 




WILFRID 


B. BERUBE, Chief 


FRANKLIN 


[ EDWARDS, Deputy 


WILLIAM 


CLEAVES, Deputv ' 



FIRE WARDEN REPORT 

Prevention Is Your Business 

Carelessness, human carelessness, causes 9 out of 10 
forest fires. Each year 200,000 fires burn over 30 mil- 
lion acres in the United States. This represents 5 per 
cent of our nation's woodlands being wasted each year. 
Every fire takes its toll. Floods follow; stream flow is 
affected; timber, buildings, grazing and wildlife are 

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destroyed - all because MANY are CARELESS with 
fire in and near woodland. This can be remedied. YOU 
can put an end to this shameful waste! PREVENTION 
is YOUR business! 

YOU, whether YOU be a farmer, homemaker, busi- 
ness or professional man or woman, municipal, state or 
federal official, clerk or woodsman can play an impor- 
tant part in the continuing and vital prevention pro- 
gram. 

First — by setting a good example YOURSELF — 
being sensible and complying with the necessary laws 
and regulations governing the use of fire in and near 
woodlands. 

Second — by using YOUR individual influence in 

your community and valued counsel with others in in- 
sisting and encouraging them to do likewise. 

The following simple rules may be used as a guide 
both for YOU and for them: 

1. Refore burning, secure a permit from your local 
forest fire warden — the law requires it. 

2. Re sure to properly supervise your burning — 
don't leave it. 

3. Make certain your fire, camp or debris, is DEAD 
OUT before leaving it. 

4. Don't throw down lighted matches, cigars and 
cigarettes or from moving vehicles — make sure 
they are out — use your ash tray. 

5. Don't burn at home — use your town dump and 
save yourself much possible difficulty, both per- 
sonal and financial. 

Number of local fires 5 

Number of acres burned V4 

Number of permits issued 70 

WILFRID RERURE, 

Forest Fire Warden. 
WINTHROP H. HANNAFORD, 

District Chief. 

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REPORT OF WILTON CIVIL DEFENSE 

Relative to the death of CD Director William 
Adrian, March 28, 1960, I was appointed Director after 
having served as assistant director under the late Mr. 
Adrian. After a trip to Concord for instructions from 
the State Directors, my first duty was to appoint Mr. 
Frank Hutchinson, Assistant Director, and Mr. Arthur 
Keilig, Deputy Director. Mr. Adrian, semi-retired, was 
able to spend a good deal of time and energy direct- 
ing the CD of Wilton efficiently. Because of many 
obligations, I have not been able to perform the duties 
in the excellent manner of our past Director. 

A successful alert test was held during the past 
year with the full cooperation of the Elementary, Jun- 
ior and High Schools. My thanks to Mr. Sargent, the 
school faculty and student body. 

At the peak of Hurricane Donna, September 14, 
1960, it became necessary to call out some of the Aux- 
iliary and Town police to assist with directing traffic 
away from washed out roads and flooded highways. 

November 27, 1960, I attended a meeting at the 
home of Mrs. Mary Carr, Joppa Road, Bedford, Chair- 
man of Hillsboro County CD. New instructions and 
discussions on local problems were given to the CD 
directors of the County from State and Federal Head- 
quarters. 

A remote control center was installed during the 
renovation of the police station and courtroom, to be 
used as CD Headquarters for the Town of Wilton. 
Acting under the advisement of the State CD directors, 
it was placed in an official building of the town. 

In December work was started on the installation 
of the new warning signal in the fire station. By town 
meeting day we hope to have a favorable answer that 
Federal CD will have agreed to matching funds on the 
system and the money reimbursed in the town treasury. 

JOHN W. COWIE, 

CD Director. 

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REPORT OF THE WATER COMMISSIONERS 

During the last year as in other years, we have had 
to replace a great many services due to rust filling 
them. 

Three new services are in use on Abbot Hill Acres 
but all lots have water connections laid before the 
road was finished. 

JAMES L. SHELDON, 
ROY W. SMITH, 
LYNN W. POTTER, 

Water Commissioners 

WATER REPORT 

Dr. 



Cash on hand December 31, 1959 


$ 16 


Uncollected December 31, 1959 


3,292 00 


May water rates 


4,829 97 


November water rates 


5,323 18 


Paid in advance 


8 00 


Installing receipts 


510 00 


Hydrant damage 


28 55 


Sale of pipe 


25 54 


Digging 


52 45 


Hvdrant service 


2,100 00 


Overpayment December 31, 1959 


1 00 


Overpayment December 31, 1960 


26 




$16,171 11 


Cr. 




Paid to Treasurer 


$12,408 72 


Uncollected December 31, 1960 


3,742 82 


Overpayment December 31, 1959 


1 00 


Cash on hand December 31, 1960 


18 57 




$16,171 11 



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Financial Statement 

Maintenance $ 5,255 40 

Cash paid to Treasurer 12,408 72 

Due from Town Dec. 31, I960 $7,153 32 

Due from Town Dec. 31, 1959 27,847 40 
Total due from Town, 

December 31, 1960 $35,000 72 

Water Works Expense 

Office $ 548 00 

Services 2,117 64 

Electricity 83 21 

Chlorinator 1,003 07 

Hydrant 85 50 

Meters 193 62 

Insurance 43 66 

New Services 1,180 70 



$5,255 40 



REPORT OF THE 
WILTON PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE 

November 1st I assumed the duties of the Public 
Health Nurse on a part-time basis. During November 
and December the necessary calls were made to the 
shut-ins and the chronically ill patients. 

Also there were some visits under State authori- 
zation. 

S. J. FRYE, 
Public Health Nurse. 



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REPORT OF THE 
WILTON YOUTH CENTER COMMITTEE 

Goss Park embarked on its third season on July 5, 
1960. The area was open Monday through Saturday 
from 11 a. m. to 7 p. m. with instruction for children 
from 1 p. m. to 4 p. m. The area was also open Sun- 
days from 2 p. m. to 8 p. m. with lifeguards in atten- 
dance at all times. Adult classes proved popular in 
the evening. 

This past summer a dock and diving board were 
installed and work was completed on the bath house 
and picnic grounds. Work was also started on a new 
enlarged park area. A drinking fountain will be ready 
when the park opens in July. 

The committee has other plans and many hopes to 
make the park more useful and attractive for children 
as a summer playground, and for the town as a re- 
creation area. 

Mr. Richard Rudis and Miss Betty Cullinan served 
as full-time instructors, and they were assisted part- 
time by Miss Elaine Hussey. 

This winter there was a skating program with in- 
struction by Miss Karen Lane of Milford. 

The committee hopes to keep on expanding the 
facilities at Goss Park, and we are looking forward to 
a better-than-ever summer season. 

The Youth Center Committee wishes to thank the 
citizens of Wilton and Lyndeborough for contributions 
and support in continuing the recreation program in 
this area. 



67 



REPORT OF THE 
SOUHEGAN RIVER WATERSHED STUDY 

After two years' study, a final work plan has been 
completed and is ready to be submitted to Federal and 
State agencies for their approval. Based on past ex- 
perience, the cost benefit ratio of 1.6 to 1 for this pro- 
ject suggests that it has good chances for approval at 
these levels. 

Where the preliminary surveys showed that 16 or 
17 dam sites might be constructed from a total of 26 
sites investigated, the final plan finds 13 possible. Of 
the 13, five are scheduled to be multiple-purpose and 
eight are for flood control only. Of the five multiple- 
purpose, three will include fish and game facilities and 
two will have municipal water supply features incor- 
porated. 

The estimated cost of the entire project is $1.3 
million, of which some $800,000 will be solelv for the 
flood control dam portion. The other $500,000 (roughly) 
will come from other sources, i.e. the New Hampshire 
Fish and Game Department, the New Hampshire Water 
Resources Board and from those towns which will use 
the two sites for municipal water supplies. 

The project has been planned for a five-year con- 
struction program — possiblv two dams the first year, 
three the second, etc. The portions scheduled for this 
town are tentatively scheduled for the fourth vear of 
construction. 

The surveys show that in the Milford area, water- 
shed control will amount to about 30 percent and in 
Wilton about 34 percent, and in Greenville about 38 
percent. 

The agencies which inaugurated this survey origin- 
ally hope for approval of the program within the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROY W. SMITH 



68 



SYNOPSIS OF ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
MARCH 8, 1960 

The meeting was opened at 9 A.M. by moderator Raymond 
F. Batchelder. Ballot clerks were Mrs. Mildred Gibbons, Mrs. 
Ethel Milne, Mrs. Dorothy Atwood, and Mrs. Corinne Testa. 
Due to the illness of town clerk Kenneth R. Dunham, deputy 
town clerk Mrs. Barbara Putnam had to serve as clerk during 
the entire day. It was voted that the polls close at 6:30 P.M. 

The discussion of the warrant opened at the high school 
auditorium at 7:30 P.M. The action on the articles in the 
warrant was as follows: 

Article 1. The reports of town officers, agents, and com- 
mittees were accepted as printed. 

Article 2. The selectmen were authorized to borrow money 
in anticipation of taxes. 

Article 3. The matter of the action of the town regarding 
real estate taken over by the town for non-payment of taxes 
was left to the discretion of the selectmen. 

Article 4. It was voted to take up this article with article 
15. 

Article 5. The tax collector was authorized to appoint the 
deputy or deputies. 

Article 6. The tax collector was authorized to charge an 
additional amount of twenty cents on each poll tax not paid 
by September 1st. 

Article 7. It was moved that the matter of band concerts 
be laid on the table. A standing vote was necessary, with the 
motion defeated 45 to 68. Mrs. Mildred Gibbons moved that 
the sum of $500.00 be raised by the town for band concerts 
to be matched by the Petrillo fund, but this was defeated by 
voice vote. 

Article 8. It was voted that the town authorize the select- 
men and highway agent to set up a set of rules and specifica- 
tions to be used in laying out and accepting new town roads. 

The moderator then stated that they would return to article 
1 for the appointment of the following offices: 

Corders of wood: James E. Draper, Whitney M. Frye, 
Harland H. Savage, and Bertus E. Wright. 

Surveyors of Masonry, Stone and Brick Work: Leroy V. 
Tuttle. 

Surveyors of Lumber: Leslie R. Frye, Philip C. Heald, Jr., 
Leo A. LeMire, Whitney M. Frye, Welby P. Lowe, Wilfred 
LaChance, Louis Marcoux, Fred G. Paro, Wilfrid S. Pellerin, 



69 



Horace D. Stearns, Harland H. Savage, J. Victor Tuttle. 
Library Trustee: Roy W. Smith. 

Auditors: Mrs. Elna D. Stevens and Roy E. Claire. Mrs. 
Stevens was appointed for one year, and Mr. Claire for two 
years, so that henceforth there will be one new auditor each 
year. 

Article 9. It was voted to change and amend the vote 
taken at the 1951 annual town meeting relative to the Post 
War Fund by adding after the words "town hall boiler heating 
equipment" the following additional purpose, to wit: "and 
police cruiser." 

Article 10. It was voted to purchase a truck for the high- 
way department at a cost not to exceed $4,000.00, said sum 
to be taken from the Post War Fund. 

Article 11. It was voted to purchase a cruiser for the use 
of the Police Department at a cost not to exceed $1,400.00, 
said sum to be taken from the Post War Fund. This was a 
standing vote, 124 to 9. 

Article 12. The matter of the town accepting the present 
road known as Van Alstyne Road over the land of Hampshire 
Hills Farms Co. to the land and property now owned by 
William P. Whiting, Jr., known as "Hillside," was left to the 
selectmen. 

Article 13. It was voted to raise and appropriate the sum 
of $2,000.00 to complete construction of the Abbot Hill Acres 
Road. 

Article 14. $4,500.00 was appropriated to be added to the 
$500.00 raised last year to purchase and install an adequate 
all purpose alarm system. 

Article 15. It was voted by a standing vote, 58 to 49, to 
act upon the budget item by item. The budget as passed was 
as follows: 
General Government: 

Town Officers salaries $3,550 00 

Town Officers expenses 4,300 00 

Election and registration expenses 600 00 

Municipal court expenses 350 00 

Expenses town hall 6,000 00 

Answering service 2,140 00 

Police Department 10,380 00 

Fire Department $6,700 and brush fire $500 7,200 00 

Care of trees 750 00 

Insurance 800 00 

Damage by dogs 200 00 



70 



Civil Defense 400 00 

Health: 

Health department including hospitals $2,000 00 

Vital statistics 100 00 

Sewer maintainance 1,000 00 

Town dump 4D0 00 

Highways and bridges: 

Bridges 600 00 

Town maintainance — summer 12,600 00 

Town maintainance — winter 14,600 00 

Street lighting 3,650 00 

Resurfacing 6,500 00 

Town road aid 957 99 

Libraries: 

Libraries 2,000 00 

Public Welfare: 
Town Poor 
Old Age Assistance 

Patriotic Purposes: 

Memorial Day & Veteran's Association 

Aid to soldiers and their families 

Parks and Playgrounds including band concerts 

Municipally owned water and electric utilities 

Cemeteries 

Hydrants 

Water hole 

Monadnock Region 

Employee's retirement and social security 

Interest: 

On temporary loans 
On long term notes 

Outlay for New Construction and Permanent Improvements: 
Abbot Hill Acres Road 2,000 00 

New Alarm 4,500 00 

Sidewalk Construction 500 00 

New Truck 4,000 00 

New Cruiser 1,400 00 

Payment on Principal of Debt: 

Temporary Loan 80,000 00 

Long term notes — fire truck 5,250 00 

TRA 6,386 59 

Fire station 5,000 00 

County taxes 20,000 00 

$240,862 28 
71 



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00 


3,000 


00 


300 


00 


100 


00 


2,525 


00 


10,000 


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4,725 


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250 


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288 


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500 


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2,209 


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Under the item "new lands and buildings/' there was a 
lengthy discussion concerning the purchase of the former 
Southwestern property, and the following motion was presented: 
Moved, that the sum of $20,000.00 be appropriated for the 
purpose of purchasing the "Southwestern Property," so called, 
and the selectmen be and they are hereby authorized to raise 
such sum of money by the issuance of serial bonds in the 
name and on the credit of the town in accordance with the 
provisions of Chapter 33 of the revised Statutes Annotated of 
New Hampshire as amended; and the Selectmen be, and they 
are hereby authorized to issue and negotiate such bonds and 
to determine the rate of interest thereon and the time and the 
place of payment thereof, and to take such other action as 
may be necessary to effect the issuance, negotiation and sale 
of such bonds as shall be in the best interest of the town of 
Wilton; provided, however that such serial bonds shall be 
issued for a period of not exceeding ten years. Required a 
two-thirds majority on a ballot vote, with the check list used. 
The votes cast were 180; the necessary two-thirds to pass, 120. 
The vote was yes, 113; no, 67. Without the required two-thirds 
majority, the motion was defeated. 

Article 16. It was voted to accept the recommendation 
of the budget committee that the moderator appoint a com- 
mittee to study the possibility of reducing the expense of 
the town hall, which is about $5,000.00 per year; also to see 
if the income of the hall can be increased. 

The meeting was adjourned shortly after ten, followed by 
the counting of the ballots at the town hall, with the following 
results: 

Total number of votes cast: 702 

Selectman for three years: 

John Cowie 330 

Raymond Batchelder 245 

Richard Rawls 81 

James Egan 30 

Treasurer: 

Samuel Proctor 629 

Scattered votes 4 

Town Clerk: 

Kenneth Dunham 630 

Scattered votes 11 

Highway Agent: 

Lawrence Gibbons 623 

Scattered votes 6 

72 



Water Commissioner: 

Roy Smith 580 

Scattered votes 8 

Trustee of Trust Funds: 

John Hutchinson 586 

Scattered votes 5 

Parks and Playgrounds Commissioner for three years: 
Roland Brochu 565 

Scattered votes 5 

Parks and Playground Commissioner for Two Years: 

Arthur Elkins 493 

Scattered votes 9 

Shall the provisions of Chapter 171-A of the Revised Laws 

relative to playing games of beano be adopted in this Town? 

Yes — 349 No — 181 



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Deaths Registered in the Town of Wilton, N. H., 
for the Year Ending December 31, 1960 



Date and Place 
of Birth 



Jan. 19, Wilton 
Jan. 20, Concord 
Feb. 5, Windham 
Feb. 7, Nashua 
Feb. 13, Nashua 
Feb. 14, Nashua 
Feb. 23, Laconia 
Mar. 8, Nashua 
Mar. 16, Manchester 
Mar. 28, Manchester 
Mar. 30, Wilton 
Apr. 6, Nashua 
Apr. 9, Boston, Mass. 
Apr. 10, Nashua 
Apr. 25, Jacksonville, 
Fla. 
Apr. 28, Nashua 
May 2, Milford 
May 3, Nashua 
May 6, Corona del 

Mar, Cal. 
May 8, Wilton 
May 13, Manchester 
May 18, Amherst 
June 3, Elizabeth, 

N. J. 
June 5, Nashua 
June 24, Cambridge, 

Mass. 
July 6, Concord 
July 9, Winthrop, 

Mass. 
July 13, Manchester 
Aug. 5, Pepperell, 

Mass. 
Aug. 18, Wilton 
Aug. 20, Nashua 
Sept. 7, Goffstown 
Sept. 20, Peterborough 
Sept. 30, Nashua 
Oct. 7, Nashua 
Oct. 11, Wilton 
Oct. 19, Wilton 
Oct. 21, Nashua 
Nov. 11, Wilton 
Nov. 19, Nashua 
Dec. 3, Hartford, 

Conn. 
Dec. 15, Milford 
Dec 25, Wilton 



Name and Surname 
of Deceased 



Age 



Joseph Albert Deschamps 63 

Ida Boisvert 87 

Charles A. Reed 64 

Clorissa Irene Stewart 59 

Evelyn Smith Marden 87 

Ralph Bradford Gray 77 

Sandra Jean Cheever 17 

Katherine B. Stanton 69 

Irja Salmi Russell 47 

William W. Adrian 77 

Albina Marie Bruneau 73 

Mary Catherine Kennedy 35 

Valerie Taylor 1 1 1 
Scot Randall Boyd iy 2 days 

Margaret Harwood Quigley 
Blanche May Burns 
Catherine Palmer Burke 
Maud Gertrude Brett 

Constance E. Sargent 
Leo Albert Fairfield 
William Charles Fountain 
Jennie Mary Raymond 

Irene E. Martin 
Ralph Adams 

Elizabeth Tarbell 
Willie Francis Mayne 

Katherine Pitts 
Albert MacLeod 

Samuel K. Tarbell 
Archie Benedict Gage 
Edward Pickett 
Mary Ann Broderick 
Baby Boy 11 

Osgood Raymond Currier 
John G. Balmforth 
John Joseph Tighe 
Paul Richard Baillargeon 
Laura M. Edwards 
Lauri Walter Kalinen 
Luke John Bowen Sr. 

Sylva Gagner 
Ida Sarkela 
Alice F. Herlihy 



54 
81 
58 
71 

53 
48 
67 

84 

58 
56 

79 

79 

71 

63 

80 
84 
81 
68 
hrs 
81 
74 
62 
17 
1 
49 
59 

60 
68 

83 



Name of Father 



Albert Deschamps 
Tanislas Pellerin 
U/k 

Albert E. Stewart 
Daniel G. Smith 
Fremont Gray 
Charles F. Cheever 
Michael P. Stanton 
Martti Salmi 
William W. Adrian 
Joseph Bruneau 
John P. McKernan 
Wallace Taylor 
William B. Boyd 



Charles H. Burns 
John Faustini 
William E. Richardson 

John J. Riley 
Albert E. Fairfield 
William Fountain 
Gideon Desilets 

John R. Varley 
Bailey Adams 



Cornelius Murphy 



William MacLeod 

Nelo Tarbell 
Arthur H. Gage 
John W. Pickett 
John Broderick 
Robert Patch 
Moses E. Currier 
Henry Balmforth 
Andrew P. Tighe 
Philias Baillargeon 
Vernon Edwards 
Kusti Kalinen 
James Bowen 



Anti Hangasmaki 
John Herlihy 



Name of Mother 



Josephine Fortier 
Georgianna LeBlanc 
Susan Purcell 
Effie M. Warner 
Marietta Woodbury 
Sadie G. Lamson 
Nina S. LaPonsie 
Mary Dillon 
Helmi Lyydia 
Annie J. Echbach 
Melanise Arnault 
Pauline Piggott 
Elizabeth Hartshorn 
Constance Nadeau 



Sarah Mills 
Mary Dinoli 
Minnie Dunklee 

Mary E. Powers 
Mary E. Sylvester 
Dahlia Tero 
Odile Beauliew 

Mary A. Bresenham 
Mary Grinnell 



Maiy E. Mayne 



Elizabeth Dwyer 

Anna Kimball 
Annie Benedict 
Susan H. Tucker 
Mary B. Mulduc 
Beverly Bersaw 

Mary O. 

Margaret Bray 
Harriet Paro 
Anais Dube 
Elizabeth King 
Anna Ollila 
Bridget Gilmartin 



Catherine Hannan 



SEXTONS REPORT 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1960 



Date and Place 


Name and Surname 






of Death 


of Deceased Age 


Cemetery 


Jan. 19, Wilton 


Joseph Albert Deschamps 


63 


Mt. Calvary 


Jan. 20, Concord 


Ida Boisvert 


88 


Mt. Calvary 


Feb. 23, Laconia 


Sandra Jean Cheever 


17 


Mt. Calvary 


Mar. 8, Nashua 


Katherine Stanton 


69 


Mt. Calvary 


Mar. 16, Manchester 


Irja Salmi Russell 


47 


Laurel Hill Ext. 


Apr. 6, Nashua 


Mary Catherine Kennedy 


35 


Mt. Calvary 


Apr. 9, Nashua 


Valerie Taylor 


11 


Laurel Hill 


Apr. 10, Nashua 


Infant Boy Boyd 1% days 


Mt. Calvary 


Apr. 25, Jacksonville, 








Fla. 


Margaret Harwood Quigley 


54 


Mt. Calvary 


Apr. 28, Nashua 


Blanche May Bums 


81 


Laurel Hill 


May 2, Milford 


Catherine Palmer Burke 


58 


Mt. Calvary 


May 6, Corona del 








Mar, Cal. 


Constance E. Sargent 


53 


Mt. Calvary 


May 8, Wilton 


Leo Albert Fairfield 


48 


Laurel Hill Ext. 


May 13, Manchester 


William Charles Fountain 


67 


Laurel Hill 


May 18, Amherst 


Jennie Mary Raymond 


84 


Mt. Calvary 


June 3, Elizabeth, 








N. J. 


Irene E. Martin 


58 


Mt. Calvary 


June 5, Nashua 


Ralph Adams 


56 


Laurel Hill Ext. 


June 24, Cambridge 


Elizabeth Tarbell 


79 


Laurel Hill 


July 6, Concord 


Willie Francis Mayne 


79 


Mt. Calvary 


July 9, Winthrop, 








Mass. 


Katherine Pitts 


71 


South 


July 13, Manchester 


Albert MacLeod 


63 


Laurel Hill Ext. 


Aug. 5, Pepperell, 








Mass. 


Samuel K. Tarbell 


80 


Laurel Hill 


\ug. 18, Wilton 


Archie Benedict Gage 


84 


Laurel Hill 


Aug. 20, Nashua 


Edward Pickett 


81 


Laurel Hill 


Sept. 7, Goffstown 


Maiy Broderick 


65 


Mt. Calvary 


Sept. 20, Peterborough 


Baby Boy Patch 11 h 


rs. 


Laurel Hill 


Oct. 7, Nashua 


John Gilbert Balmforth | 


74 


Laurel Hill 


Oct. 21, Nashua 


Laura M. Edwards 14 n 


no. 


Mt. Calvary 


Nov. 19, Nashua 


Luke John Bowen Sr. 


59 


Mt. Calvary 


Dec. 3, Meridan, 








Conn. 


Sylva Gagner 


60 


Mt. Calvary 


Dec. 15, Milford 


Ida Sarkela 


68 


Laurel Hill Ext. 


Dec. 25, Wilton 


Alice F. Herlihy 


83 


Mt. Calvary 



WILTON 
School Report 

For the Year Ending June 30, 1960 



INDEX 

Attendance 18 

Balance Sheet 13 

Financial Report 10 

Principal's Report 29 

Recommended District Budget Committee 8 

Schedule of Indebtedness 15 

School Board's Estimated Budget 6 

School Calendar 3 

School Lunch 17 

School Nurse's Report 31 

School Treasurer 14 

Superintendent's Report 21 

Teachers' Salaries 15 

Warrant 4 



SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICERS 



Term Expires 

March 1961 

March 1961 

June 1961 

March 1961 



Moderator, Mr. Raymond Batchelder 
Clerk, (Mrs.) Jeannette Collins 
Treasurer, Miss Julia M. Kecy 
Auditors, Messrs. Roy Claire and 
John Hutchinson 

School Board Members 

Mr. David Wright, Chairman March 1961 

Mr. Earl Watts, Secretary March 1962 

Mr. Raymond LaPonsie March 1963 

Superintendent of Schools 
Mr. Kenneth A. Sargent 

Truant Officer and Custodians 

Mr. Evan Day, Sr., Truant Officer and Chief Custodian 

Mr. Earl Broderick, Assistant Custodian 

School Nurse 

(Mrs.) Charlotte Pollock, R.N. 

School Doctor 

Edward Sheris, M.D. 



Teaching Staff 1960-1961 
Jr. and Sr. High School 
Mr. James Smith, Principal 
Mr. Robert C. Cutter, Jr. 
Mrs. Helen Dwire 
Miss Ethelyn G. Edwards 
Miss Virginia Hallisey 
Mr. Edward Hamilton 
Mr. Perley Henderson 



Subjects 

Guidance & Adv. Math. 

Science 9-12 

Home Economics 

Choral Music 

Commercial 

Instrumental Music 

Eng. 10, 11; Psych. & Econ. 



Miss Mary R. Hurley History 7-8 

Mr. John Hybsch Eng. 9; Latin I, II; Elem. French 

Mr. Nathan Koppel Science 7-8; Varsity Coach (Boys) 
Mrs. Jean Koykka Math 8, 9, 10 

Mr. Lawrence Marble Social Studies 



Mrs. Eunice Marshall Eng. 12; French I, II, III 

Mr. Philip Shannon Biology 10; Eng. 8 

Mrs. Elizabeth Shaw Eng. 7; Math. 7-8 

Mrs. Gertrude Stanton Girls' Coach, Basketball & 

Softball 



Mr. William Sweeney, Jr. 


Industrial Arts 


Elementary School 




Miss Florence Rideout, Principal 


Grades 4, 5 


Mrs. Lillian Cullinan 


Grade 1 


Mrs. Nancy Cutter 


Grades 5, 6 


Mrs. Luise Desrosiers 


Grade 1 


Miss Ethelyn G. Edwards 


Choral Music 


Mr. Edward Hamilton 


Instrumental Music 


Miss Nora C. Hurley 


Grades 2, 3 


Mrs. Frances Pellerin 


Grade 4 


Miss Mabel Shea 


Grade 2 


Mrs. Bertha Wells 


Grade 3 


Mrs. Helen Witty 


Grade 6 



SCHOOL CALENDAR 

1960-61: 
School opens January 3,1961; Closes February 17 
School opens February 27; Closes April 21 
School opens May 1; Closes June 21 (prior to 12:00 

Noon) 
Holiday: May 30 

1961-62: 
School opens Sept. 6 — Closes Nov. 22 (Noon) 
School opens November 27 — Closes December 15 
School opens January 2, 1962 — Closes February 16 
School opens February 26 — Closes April 20 
School opens April 30 — Closes June 20 prior to 12 

noon 
Holiday: May 30 

Teachers' Convention: October 20 
Number of School Days: 180 



WARRANT FOR ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING 

The State of New Hampshire 

To the Inhabitants of the School district in the town of 
Wilton qualified to vote in district affairs: 

You are hereby notified to meet at the Town Hall in 
said district on the 11th day of March 1961, at 7:30 
o'clock in the afternoon, to act on the following sub- 
jects: 

1. To choose a Moderator for the coming year. 

2. To choose a Clerk for the ensuing year. 

3. To choose a Member of the School Board for the 
ensuing three years. 

4. To choose a Treasurer for the ensuing year. 

5. To determine and appoint the salaries of the 
School Board and Truant Officer, and fix the compen- 
sation of any other officers or agent of the district. 

6. To hear the reports of Agents, Auditors, Com- 
mittees, or Officers chosen, and pass any vote relating 
thereto. 

7. To choose Agents, Auditors, and Committees in 
relation to any subject embraced in this warrant. 

8. To see what sum of money the district will raise 
and appropriate for the support of schools, for the sal- 
aries of school district officials and agents, and for the 
payment of statutory obligations of the district, and to 
authorize the application against said appropriation of 
such sums as are estimated to be received from the 
state foundation aid fund together with other income; 
the school board to certifv to the selectmen the balance 
between the estimated revenue and the appropriation, 
which balance is to be raised bv taxes bv the town. 



9. To see if the district will raise and appropriate 
a sum of money, not to exceed $3,000, for the purpose 
of installing a new roof on the Wilton Public School 
Auditorium, or take any action relating thereto. 

Given under our hands at said Wilton this 14th day 
of February 1961. 

DAVID WRIGHT, 
EARL W. WATTS, 
RAYMOND LaPONSIE, 

School Board. 

A true copy of Warrant — Attest: 

DAVID WRIGHT, 
EARL W. WATTS, 
RAYMOND LaPONSIE, 

School Board. 





Expended 
1959-60 




Budgeted 
1960-61 




Estimated 
Budget 
1961-62 


$ 


1,009.27 


$ 


1,050.00 


$ 


1,050.00 




1,633.05 




1,762.25 




1,885.93 



SCHOOL BOARDS ESTIMATED BUDGET 

School Board's statement of amounts required to support public 
schools and meet other statutory obligations of the district for the 
fiscal year beginning July 1, 1961 and comparative analysis of ex- 
penditures. 



A. Administration: 

1. Salaries of district officers 

2. Supt.'s salary (local share) 

3. Tax for state wide supervision 864.00 890.00 874.00 

4. Salaries of other adm. personnel 1,821.67 2,255.21 2,358.64 

5. Supplies and expenses 2,187.47 2,201.38 2,124.42 

B Instruction: 

6. Teachers' salaries 

7. Books and other 

instructional aids 

8. Scholars' supplies 

9. Salaries of clerical assistants 

10. Other instructional expenses 

C. Operation of School Plant: 

11. Salaries of custodians 

12. Fuel or heat 

13. Water, light and other expenses 

D. Maintenance of School Plant: 

14. Repairs and replacements 2,197.05 2,773.50 5,015.00 



>,613.18 


103,255.00 


107,130.00 


2,765.06 


3,155.00 


3,310.00 


4,288.51 


4,882.00 


5,027.00 


908.55 


970.00 


1,210.00 


477.56 


510.00 


691.00 


6,787.42 


7,150.00 


7,220.00 


5,213.15 


4,885.00 


5,200.00 


3,032.20 


2,945.00 


3,015.00 





E. Auxiliary Activities: 








15. 


Health supervision 


1,892.92 


1,910.00 


2,010.00 


16. 


Transportation 


10,010.75 


9,925.00 


10,770.00 


17. 


Tuition: elementary 


75.52 


262.00 


265.00 


18. 


Special activities 


3,378.09 


1,780.00 


2,310.00 


18a 


. School lunch 


2,306.14 


300.00 


2,300.00 



F. Fixed Charges 

19. Retirement & social security 

(Dist. sh) 6,241.41 7,217.07 7,453.43 

20. Insurance, bonds, taxes 

and expenses 1,306.72 1,432.56 1,317.95 



Total Current Expenses $149,009.69 $161,511.26 $172,537.37 

6 



G. Capital Outlay: 

21. Land and new buildings 

22. Additions and improvements 

23. New equipment 

H. Debt and Interest: 

25. Payments on principal 

26. Payments of interest 

I. In and Out Items #27 

Total Gross Payments 

Cash on hand June 30, 1960 

Total Gross Payments for 

All Purposes $168,364.07 

Total amount required to meet school board's 

budget $177,466.01 $188,082.37 



206.00 






10.00 


25.00 




3,945.90 


2,976.00 


3,171.00 


13,303.04 


12,000.00 


11,500.00 


1,087.24 


953.75 


874.00 


778.82 






$168,340.69 




23.38 









Actual 


Estimated 


Estimated 


J. Income of the District: 








Balance on hand June 30, 1959 


$ 1,957.53 $ 


$ 


3,000.00 


State aid: building 


2,850.00 


2,700.00 


2,550.00 


Federal aid: Nat'l. defense act. 


1,173.08 


800.00 


705.00 


Trust funds 


890.97 


900.00 


950.00 


Tuition: high school 


16,103.88 


14,750.00 


18,776.00 


elementary 


2,668.68 


6,240.00 


6,360.00 


School lunch 


1,971.03 




2,000.00 


Balance on previous appropriation 4.00 






Miscellaneous 


1,002.67 






Local taxation 


138,963.41 






In and out items 


778.82 






Gross Income from All Sources 


$168,364.07 





Total Estimated Income $ 25,390.00 $ 34,341.00 

Total Estimated Assessment Required 

to Meet School Board's Budget **$152,076.01 $153,741.37 

**Per State Tax Commissioner $153,181.01 



WILTON SCHOOL DISTRICTS BUDGET COMMITTEE 
RECOMMENDED BUDGET 



Administration : 

Salaries of district officers $ 

Supt.'s salary (local share) 
Tax for state wide supervision 
Salaries of other adm. personnel 
Supplies and expenses 

Instruction: 

High school teachers' & princ.'s sal. 
Elem. school teachers' & prin.'s sal. 
Books & other instruc. aids, high 
Books & other instrc. aids, elem. 
Scholars' supplies, high 
Scholars' supplies, elementary 
Salaries of clerical assistants, high 
Salaries of clerical assistants, elem. 
Supplies and other expenses, high 
Supplies and other expenses, elem. 

Operation of School Plant: 

Salaries of custodians, high 

Salaries of custodians, elementary 

Fuel or heat, high 

Fuel or heat, elementary 

Water, light, supplies & exp., high 

Water, light, supplies & exp., elem. 



Actual 

Expenditures 

1959-60 

1.009.27 
1,633.05 
864.00 
1,821.67 
2,187.47 



33,348.75 

57,264.43 

1,030.42 

1,734.64 

1,153.41 

3,135.10 

389.53 

519.02 

234.53 

243.03 



2,310.73 
4,476.69 
1,712.68 
3,500.47 
958.35 
2,073.85 



Adopted 
Budget 
1960-61 

1,050.00 
1,762.25 
890.00 
2,255.21 
2.201.38 



39,236.90 

64,018.10 

946.50 

2.208.50 

1,464.60 

3,417.40 

679.00 

291.00 

153.00 

357.00 



2,145.00 
5,005.00 
1,465.50 
3,419.50 
883.50 
2,061.50 



School 
Board's 
Budget 
1961-62 

1,050.00 
1,885.93 
874.00 
2,358.64 
2,124.42 



40,709.40 

66,420.60 

1,092.30 

2,217.70 

1,658.91 

3,368.09 

399.30 

810.70 

228.03 

462.97 



2,363.10 
4,856.90 
1,716.00 
3,484.00 
994.95 
2,020.05 



Budget 
Committee's 
Budget 
1961-62 

1,050.00 
1,885.93 
874.00 
2,358.64 
2,124.42 



40,709.40 

66,420.60 

1,092.30 

2,217.70 

1,658.91 

3,368.09 

399.30 

810.70 

228.03 

462.97 



2,363.10 
4,856.90 
1,716.00 
3,484.00 
994.95 
2,020.05 



Maintenance of School Plant: 

Repairs and replacements, high 
Repairs and replacements, elem. 

Auxiliary Activities: 

Health supervision, high 
Health supervision, elementary 
Transportation, high 
Transportation, elementary 
Tuition, elementary 
Spec, activities & spec, fds., high 
Spec, activities & spec, fds., elem. 
School lunch & special milk, high 
School lunch & special milk, elem. 

Fixed Charges: 

Retirement & soc. security, high 
Retirement & soc. security, elem. 
Ins., treas. bonds & exp., high 
Ins., treas. bonds & exp., elem. 

Total Current Expenses 



717.63 832.05 1,654.95 2,644.95 

1,479.42 1,941.45 3,360.05 5,370.05 

677.71 573.00 663.30 663.30 

1,215.21 1,337.00 1,346.70 1,346.70 

2,376.55 2.140.80 2.046.30 2,046.30 

7,634.20 7,784.20 8,723.70 8,723.70 

75.52 262.00 265.00 265.00 

2.350.71 534.00 762.30 762.30 

1.027.38 1,246.00 1,547.70 1,547.70 

758.02 90.00 759.00 759.00 

1,548.12 210.00 1,541.00 1,541.00 

2,434.15 2,165.12 2,459.63 2,459.63 

3.807.26 5,051.94 4,993.80 4,993.80 

509.62 429.77 434.92 434.92 

797.10 1,002.79 883.03 883.03 

$149,009.69 8161,511.26 $172,537.37 $175,537.37 



Capital Outlay: 

Lands and new buldings, high 
Lands and new bldgs., elementary 
Additions & improvements, high 
Additions & improvements, elem. 
New equipment, high 
New equipment, elementary 

Total Capital Outlay 

Debt and Interest: 

Principal of debt 
Interest on debt 

Total Debt and Interest 
Total Expenditures or School 
Appropriation 



Actual 

Expendtiures 

1959-60 


Adopted 
Budget 
1960-61 


School 
Board's 
Budget 
1961-62 


Budget 

Committee's 

Budget 

1961-62 


80.34 








125.66 








3.90 


7.50 






6.10 


17.50 






1,538.90 
2,407.00 


892.80 
2,083.20 


1,984.43 
1,186.57 


1,984.43 
1,186.57 


$ 4,161.90 $ 


3,001.00 $ 


3,171.00 $ 


3,171.00 


13,303.04 
1,087.24 


12,000.00 
1,218.75 


11,500.00 
874.00 


11,500.00 
874.00 



$ 14,390.28 $ 13,218.75 $ 12,374.00 $ 12,374.00 
$167,561.87 $177,731.01 $188,082.37 $191,082.37 



RECEIPTS 
Balance (actual or estimated) 
State aid 
Federal aid 
Trust Funds 
High school tuition 
Elementary school tuition 
Other 

Total Receipts other than 
Property Taxes 







School 


Budget 


Actual 


Adopted 


Board's 


Committiee's 


Receipts 


Budget 


Budget 


Budget 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1961-62 


> 1,957.53 $ 


$ 


3,000.00 


$ 3,000.00 


2,850.00 


2,700.00 


2,550.00 


2,550.00 


3,144.11 


800.00 


705.00 


705.00 


890.97 


900.00 


950.00 


950.00 


16,103.88 


15,000.00 


18,776.00 


18,776.00 


2,668.68 


5,990.00 


6,360.00 


6,360.00 


1,002.67 




2,000.00 


2,000.00 



$ 28,617.84 $ 25,390.00 $ 34,341.00 $ 34,341.00 



District Assessment raised or to be 

raised by Property Taxes $138,967.41 $152,341.01 $153,741.37 $156,741.37 



Tot. approp. voted by Sch. Dist. $167,585.25 $177,731.01 $188,082.37 $191,082.37 



9 



FINANCIAL REPORT OF SCHOOL BOARD 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1960 

Administration : 

1. Salaries of District Officers $ 1,009 27 

2. Superintendent's Salary (local share) 1,633 05 

3. Tax for State-Wide Supervision 864 00 

4. Salaries of other Admn. Personnel 1,821 67 

5. Supplies and Expenses 2,187 47 

Instruction: 

6. Teachers' Salaries 90,613 18 

7. Books and other Instructional Aids 2,765 06 

8. Scholars' Supplies 4,288 51 

9. Salaries of Clerical Assistants 908 55 

10. Supplies and other Expenses 477 56 

Operation of School Plant: 

11. Salaries of Custodians 6,787 42 

12. Fuel or Heat 5,213 15 

13. Water, Lights, Supplies and Expenses 3,032 20 

Maintenance of School Plant: 

14. Repairs and Replacements 2,197 05 

Auxiliary Activities: 

15. Health Supervision 

16. Transportation 

17. Tuition 

18. Special Activities 
18a. School Lunch 

Fixed Charges: 

19. Retirement and Social Security 

20. Insurance, Treas. Bond and Expenses 



Total Net Current Expenses 

Capital Outlay: 

21. Lands and New Buildings 

22. Additions and Improvements 

23. New Equipment 



1,892 92 


10,010 75 


75 52 


3,378 09 


2,306 14 


6,241 41 


1,306 72 


$149,009 69 


206 00 


10 00 


3,945 90 



10 



Debt and Interest: 

25. Principal of Debt 13,303 04 

26. Interest on Debt 1,087 24 



Total Net Payments for all Purposes $167,561 87 

Cash on hand at end of year, June 30, 1960: 

General Fund 16 34 

Capital Outlay 7 04 

Grand Total Net Payments $167,585 25 

RECEIPTS 

Federal Aid: 

National School Lunch and Special Milk $ 1,971 03 



National Defense Act 


1,173 08 


State Aid: 




Building Aid 


2,850 00 


Local Taxation: 




Current Appropriation 


138,963 41 


Balance due on Previous Appropriation 


4 00 


Other Sources: 




Elementary School Tuitions 


2,668 68 


Secondary School Tuitions 


16,103 88 


Trust Funds 


890 97 


Miscellaneous 


1,002 67 



Total Net Receipts from all Sources $165,627 72 

Cash on hand at beginning of year, July 1, 1959: 

General Fund 967 45 

Capital Outlay 990 08 

Grand Total Net Receipts $167,585 25 



11 



EXPLANATION OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 
NET EXPENDITURES and GROSS TRANSACTIONS 

RECEIPTS 
Total Net Income $167,585 25 

Receipts from Refunds, In and Out Items 778 82 



Total Gross Income $168,364 07 

PAYMENTS 
Total Net Payments $167,585 25 

Payments Refunded or Returned or 

Centralized Purchasing, In and Out Items 778 82 

$168,364 07 



12 



BALANCE SHEET - JUNE 30, 1960 

ASSETS 
Cash on hand, June 30, 1960 $ 23 38 



Total Assets $ 23 38 

Net Debt (Excess of liabilities over assets) $40,391 51 



Grand Total $40,414 89 

LIABILITIES 

Accounts owed by District: 

Public Service Co. of N. H. $ 200 76 

Joslin Hardware Co. 17 17 

Notes and Bonds Outstanding 40,196 96 



Total Liabilities $40,414 89 

Grand Total $40,414 89 

STATUS OF SCHOOL NOTES AND BONDS 

Name of Building or Project for which Notes and Bonds were 
issued: 

1st 2nd Sprinkler Total 
Addition Addition 
Outstanding at begin- 
ning of yr. $36,000.00 $5,500.00 $12,000.00 $53,500.00 
Payments of Princi- 
pal of Debt 7,000.00 2,500.00 3,803.04 13,303.04 

Notes & Bonds out- 

standing end of yr. $29,000.00 $3,000.00 $ 8,196.96 $40,196.96 

Bespectfully submitted, 
DAVID WRIGHT 
EARL WATTS 
RAYMOND LaPONSIE 

School Board. 



13 



REPORT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT TREASURER 
Fiscal Year July 1, 1959 to June 30, 1960 

SUMMARY 

Cash on Hand, July 1, 1959 $ 1,957 53 

Received from Selectmen: 

Current Appropriation $138,963 41 

Balance Previous Appropriation 4 00 
Received from State Treas.: 

State Funds 2,850 00 

Federal Funds 3,144 11 

Received from Tuitions 18,772 56 

Received Income from Trust Funds 890 97 

Received from All Other Sources 1,781 49 

Total Receipts 166,406 54 

Total Amount Available for Fiscal Year $168,364 07 
Less School Board Orders Paid 168,340 69 

Balance on Hand, June 30, 1960 $ 23 38 

JULIA M. KECY, 

District Treasurer. 
July 14, 1960 



AUDITORS' CERTIFICATE 

This is to certify that we have examined the books, 
vouchers, bank statements and other financial records 
of the Treasurer of the District of Wilton, of which 
the above is a true summary for the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1960, and find them correct in all respects. 

ROY E. CLAIRE 

JOHN H. HUTCHINSON 

Auditors 
July 28, 1960 

14 



TEACHER CONTRACT SALARIES - 1960-61 

Mrs. Lillian Cullinan $4000 00 

Mrs. Nancy Cutter 4000 00 

Mr. Robert Cutter 4200 00 

Mrs. Luise Desrosiers 3950 00 

Mrs. Helen Dwire 4150 00 

Miss Ethelyn Edwards 2630 00 

Miss Virginia Hallisey 4400 00 
Mr. Edward Hamilton 700 00 

Mr. Perley Henderson 4000 00 

Miss Mary Hurley 4275 00 

Miss Nora Hurley 4275 00 

Mr. John Hybsch 3800 00 

Mr. Nathan Koppel 4100 00 

Mrs. Jean Koykka 4100 00 

Mr. Lawrence Marble 3900 00 

Mrs. Eunice Marshall 4250 00 

Mrs. Frances Pellerin 4500 00 

Miss Florence Rideout 4800 00 

Mr. Philip Shannon 4200 00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Shaw 4200 00 

Miss Mabel Shea 3925 00 

Mr. James Smith 5600 00 

Mr. William Sweeney 4200 00 

Mrs. Bertha Wells 4000 00 

Mrs. Helen Witty 4100 00 

SCHEDULE OF INDEBTEDNESS 

First Addition - Original Amount $64,000; 
2.15% School Bonds - Dated Sept. 1, 1954-64 



Date Due 

Mar. 1,1960 
Sept. 1, 1960 
Mar. 1, 1961 


Principal 

$ 
6,000.00 


Interest 

$311.75 
311.75 
247.25 


Balance 
29,000.00 

23,000.00 


Sept. 1, 1961 


6,000.00 

15 


247.25 


17,000.00 



Mar. 1, 1962 182.75 

Mar. 1, 1963 118.25 

Sept. 1,1963 6,000.00 118.25 5,000.00 

Mar. 1, 1964 53.75 

Sept. 1, 1964 5,000.00 53.75 

Second Addition - Original Amount $13,000 
2% Serial Notes - Dated December 28, 1955-60 

Date Due Principal Interest Balance 

$3,000.00 
June 28, 1960 $ 30.00 

Dec. 28, 1960 3,000.00 30.00 

Sprinkler System - Original Amount $12,000 
Serial Notes 3% - Dated July 9, 1958 

Voted at District Meeting to pay unexpended bal- 
ance in Sprinkler Account, not to exceed $803.04 as 
payment on Principal — Paid July 8, 1959. 

Date Due Principal Interest Balance 

$8,196.96 

Jan. 8, 1960 $123.49 

July 8, 1960 $3,000.00 123.49 5,196.96 

Jan. 8, 1961 77.95 

July 8, 1961 3,000.00 77.95 2,196.96 

Jan. 8, 1962 32.95 

Julv 8, 1962 2,196.96 32.95 



16 



SCHOOL LUNCH REPORT 

The summary below covers receipts, expenditures 
and balances of the School Lunch Program at Wilton 
for the fiscal year 1959-60. 

Cash on hand, July 1,1959 $ 7 97 

Receipts: 

Lunch Sales - Children $7,413 27 

Lunch Sales - Adults 736 63 

$8,149 90 

Receipt of Reimbursements 1,971 03 

District Appropriation 300 00 

Misc. Cash 460 50 

Total Receipts 10,881 43 

Total Available $10,889 40 

EXPENDITURES 
Food $7,386 66 

Labor 3,099 33 

Equipment 3 35 

All Other 287 92 

Total Expenditures $10,777 26 

Actual Cash Balance as of June 30, 1960 $112 14 

BALANCE SHEET 
June 30, 1960 
Assets: 
Cash on hand, June 30, 1960 $112 14 

Accounts Due Program: 

May Reimbursement 261 94 

June Reimbursement 110 32 

Total Assets $484 40 

Grand Total $484 40 

17 



Liabilities: 

Accounts Owed by Program: 
Federal Withholding Taxes 
Wilton Nat'l. Bank, bank service 

Total Liabilities 

Excess of Assets over Liabilities 

Grand Total 



$136 34 
58 

$136 92 

347 48 

$484 40 



I certify that the above information is true and cor- 
rect; that the cash balance has been determined by 
actual count and/or verification of the checkbook bal- 
ance; and that invoices and other pertinent records as 
required are on file to substantiate the School Lunch 
Program transactions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LENA DESTROISMAISONS, 

School Lunch Treasurer. 

Statistics for School Year Ending June 30, 1960 



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High School 


67 


78 


136.7 


127.2 


93.1 


402 


3.2 


Grade 8 


17 


21 


38.0 


36.3 


95.4 


35 


.96 


Grade 7 


32 


34 


64.2 


61.2 


95.4 


38 


.62 


Grade 6 


19 


20 


38.8 


37.0 


95.4 


22 


.59 


Grade 5 


20 


22 


41.6 


39.4 


94.9 


11 


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Grade 4 


14 


23 


34.3 


32.5 


94.9 


14 


.43 


Grade 3 


12 


17 


27.0 


35.3 


93.7 


5 


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Grade 3 


14 


11 


22.9 


21.6 


94.5 


9 


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Grade 2 


24 


10 


30.9 


28.1 


90.9 


34 


1.2 


Grades 1 & 2 


11 


15 


26.0 


24.5 


94.0 


8 


.33 


Grade 1 


16 


13 


26.1 


24.1 


92.4 


3 


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Visits by Superintendent 101 

PUPILS ATTENDING SCHOOLS ELSEWHERE 

Parochial Schools Outside the District 7 

Private Schools Within the District 17 

Private Schools Outside the District 15 



18 



ROLL OF PERFECT ATTENDANCE 

Twelve Consecutive Years: Margaret McGettigan. 

Five Consecutive Years: Betty Mudge. 

Four Consecutive Years: Donald Whitney. 

Two Consecutive Years: William Dutton, Thomas 
Dutton, David Hall, Marilyn Jowders, Ernest Whitney, 
Oliver Holt, Kenneth Draper, James Tighe, David 
Glines, Neal Hobbs, Eleanor McGettigan, Lane Whit- 
ney, Irene Whitney, Velma Hobbs and Sally Frye. 

One Year: Jean Caron, Margaret Crowell, Richard 
Foote, Gary Foster, Richard Lucas, Roger Wells, Chris- 
tine Rowell, Barbara Caswell, Floyd Draper, Lynn 
Draper, Virginia Sargent, Carlene Boutwell, James 
Boutwell, Wayne Draper, Mary Hobbs, Ruth Hobbs, 
Shirley Tuttle, Michael Byrd, and Marcia Tuttle. 



Statistics for First Twenty Weeks - 1960-61 

Census (1 day to 18 yrs. incl.) :Boys 352; Girls 365; Total 717 
Attending Wilton Public Schools 435 

Attending Parochial Schools Outside the District 7 
Attending Private Schools Within the District 8 
Attending Private Schools Outside the District 17 

ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE 





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High School 


130 


129.9 


122.3 


94.2 


Grade 8 


66 


65.2 


62.3 


95.6 


Grade 7 


51 


50.9 


48.6 


95.5 


Grade 6 


27 


26.5 


25.5 


96.3 


Grades 5&6 


31 


' 31.0 


30.1 


90.4 


Grades 4 & 5 


31 


30.2 


24.5 


95.4 


Grade 4 


32 


31.2 


30.2 


96.9 


Grade 3 


35 


33.4 


31.1 


93.1 


Grades 2 & 3 


31 


29.8 


29.0 


97.3 


Grade 2 


30 


28.1 


26.5 


94.3 


Grade 1 


21 


20.4 


19.3 


94.5 


Grade 1 


22 


22.0 


20.8 


94.5 



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GRADUATING CLASS OF 1960 



Donald John Anderson 

William Arthur 
Beauregard 

Raymond Albert Breen 

Jeanne A. Caron 

Clarke Orville Center 

Sharon O. Dawson 



* Margaret Rose 

McGettigan 

Shaun Milan McGrath 
Lauren Meier 
Donald M. Nadeau 

* Sheila Mary Nelson 

* Nancy Hayden Newman 



Douglas Washburn Draper* Hannah M. Parker 
'Leslie Angelique Duggin Madison Alden Parker 
William John Dutton Doris Jean Parsons 

Marsha Williams Foster O. Andrew Richardson, Jr. 
Andrea Jane Fulgoni * Bonnie Mae Russell 

Andrew John Fulgoni, Jr. Carolyn Beatrice Savage 
Hugh A. GifEn David Schmidt 

Marie Pearl Gilson *Mava Belle Stickney 

Jerry Walter Greene Martha Ruth Tighe 



Elaine Hussey 

Ernest Robert 
Hutchinson, Jr. 

Wayne O. Lamminen 
* National Honor Society 



Beverly Elizabeth Warren 
Norman F. Wells, Jr. 
Richard Alden Whitcomb 
Martin Lawrence Young 



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SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT 

To the School Board and Citizens of Wilton, I re- 
spectfully submit my fourth annual report as your 
Superintendent of Schools. 

Staff and Instruction 

The Wilton school opened this fall with seven new 
teachers being added to the staff. Mrs. Marshall, who 
had been on a leave of absence for a year to study 
laboratory methods of teaching foreign languages at the 
University of Massachusetts returned to head the Eng- 
lish and Language Department of the high school. Mr. 
James Smith, of Wilton, who had taught Math and 
Science at the high school for four years, was hired as 
Principal of the high school, replacing Mr. Stickney. 
Mrs. Nancy Cutter, of Reading, Massachusetts, was 
hired to fill the additional teaching position at the fifth 
and sixth grade level. Mrs. Cutter is a graduate of 
Keene Teachers College and has one year of teaching 
experience in the Lynnfield, Massachusetts schools as 
teacher of the fifth grade. Mr. Perley Henderson, of 
Keene, New Hampshire, was hired to teach English, 
Psychology and Economics. Mr. Henderson is a re- 
cent graduate of Keene Teachers College, one who did 
his practice teaching in the Peterborough Consolidated 
School. Mr. John Hybsch, of Manchester, New Hamp- 
shire, a graduate of the University Louvain, Belgium, 
with courses of study also at St. Anselm's College, was 
hired to teach Latin, Elementary French and High 
School English. Mrs. Jean Koykka, of West Townsend, 
Massachusetts, was hired to teach High School Math- 
ematics. Mrs. Koykka is a graduate of the University 
of Massachusetts, with one year of teaching experience 
in the Bethel, Connecticut school system. Mr. Law- 
rence Marble, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, a recent 
graduate of Tufts University, with practice teaching 
experience in the Woburn, Massachusetts high school, 
was hired to teach Social Studies at the high school level. 

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Mr. Philip Shannon, of Lowell, Massachusetts, with 
teaching experience in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Driver 
Education and Physical Education, was hired to teach 
Biology and Junior High School English. Mr. Shannon 
is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with part 
of his undergraduate study taking place at Boston Uni- 
versity. Mr. William Sweeney, a recent graduate of 
Keene Teachers College, with practice teaching experi- 
ence in the Manchester school system, was hired to 
oversee the School Shop Program for the coming year. 
The remainder of the staif, high school and elementary, 
continues in positions as they have been filled in the past. 

Mrs. Charlotte Pollock was hired as School Nurse 
upon the resignation of Mrs. Neil Howard who had filled 
the position for several years. Mrs. Pollock has made the 
adjustment to school nursing very satisfactorily and is 
adequately insuring proper attention to the health needs 
of the children. 

Mrs. Lorraine Tuttle continues as Manager of the 
School Lunch Program. Mrs. Tuttle is assisted this year 
by Mrs. Barbara Howard and Mrs. Geraldine Jarest. 
The School Lunch Program has grown during this year 
to the point where on some occasions more than 275 
children were fed. Such an attendance has strained the 
limited facilities and space which is available for this 
purpose. 

The instructional program especially at the elemen- 
tary level continues at an exceptional level. Mrs. Cutter 
has fitted in very nicely with the teachers who have been 
in Wilton for many years, and due to the fact that the 
pupil load per teacher has been lowered somewhat, 
instruction has reached levels beyond expectations. 
Much individual help has been provided for some chil- 
dren by full utilization during this first semester of two 
practice teachers from Keene Teachers College who 
have been working with the school principal, Miss 
Florence Rideout. 

You will be pleased to know that a very careful an- 

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alysis of annual achievement test results shows that the 
children of the elementary school in Wilton are making 
excellent academic progress when compared with chil- 
dren throughout the country. Grade averages range all 
the way from seventh months to a year and five months 
above national norms. Individual sections, in some 
cases, are almost three years above the national norms 
and even the slowest sections average two to three 
months above the national norms. In addition, at every 
single grade level, one through eight, children are show- 
ing academic growth beyond that which could be ex- 
pected from intelligence scores. This indicates the 
quality of instruction being provided for children in the 
elementary school. A comparison of these test results, 
with similar results which were tabulated in 1955 shows 
that today eight percent more children are achieving 
above the normal for them, than was the case in 1955. 
This has occurred in spite of the fact that in 1955 excel- 
lent achivement was taking place, achievement then was 
some seven percent above that which would be expected 
from intelligence test scores. This tabulation shows that 
of the 350 children who took these tests during the past 
spring, only 38 children made scores which were below 
the normal for their grade. There can be no doubt that 
the staff of the elementary school is providing the kind 
of education for children that is necessary for the age in 
which we are living. 

At the high school level, in spite of the turnover of 
teacher personnel, it is felt that very satisfactory aca- 
demic growth it taking place. Due to the variety of 
offerings at the high school level, it is not as easy to make 
comparisions of academic growth and levels as can be 
done at the elementary levels where the program 
throughout the country is more or less unified. How- 
ever, the results of the state-wide Sophomore Testing 
Program held last spring show that Wilton High School 
students are doing well, but could do better. In a test 
measuring understanding of sentences, number con- 

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cepts, word meanings, and solving quantitative prob- 
lems, Wilton students did better than 73% of Sophomore 
children throughout the Nation and better than average 
in New Hampshire. In a test of reading ability Wilton 
Sophomores did better than 47% of children in the 
Nation, and average in New Hampshire. These results 
support feelings that more emphasis in reading must 
take place at the Junior and Senior High School levels. 
Plans for such a program next year have already been 
made. 

During the past spring and fall, davs of outdoor 
education for the fifth and sixth grades have been pro- 
vided through cooperation with Mr. Waldo Stone, 
Director of Camp Union in Greenfield. This outdoor 
instruction, when followed up with various and sundry 
classroom activities has been found to greatly stimulate 
the interest of children in the out-of-doors and also in 
many academic areas. This program is natural supple- 
ment to the program that Miss Marion Kanter has been 
providing for the children as part of a Wilton Garden 
Club project. Through these two complimenting types 
of instruction being made available, the children of the 
school are becoming well grounded in fundamental 
understandings related to the out-of-doors. 

The use of Science Research Associates Elementary 
Reading Laboratory material has proved to be a most 
valuable addition to the program of chilren in grades 
four through six. It is felt that this material will vitally 
affect the reading ability of the children and also help to 
increase then reading speed. Associated learnings that 
are a part of this program also provide good education 
for the children. 

The use of educational television in Wilton has been 
greatly hampered by the fact that the location of the 
school makes it very difficult to receive a good signal 
from the New Hampshire Station in Durham and also 
the television educational outlet in Boston. Many ex- 
ceptionally fine programs are being offered and being 

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used in practically all the towns within the Union. It is 
unfortunate that the children of Wilton cannot have the 
benefit of these presentations due to the peculiar loca- 
tion of the school in relationship with television stations. 
This TV media is going to be expanded with each pass- 
ing year and will play a greater and greater role in pro- 
viding a broad program available to all schools within 
the State. Some careful planning and thinking is neces- 
sary to make available to the school some kind of re- 
ception facility that would make possible the use of 
these important offerings. 

As voted last year, another classroom has been ad- 
ded to the high school building. Even though the con- 
struction of the room and the installation of the 
electronic laboratory facility has not taken place as 
quickly as would have been desired, some satisfaction 
can be gained from the fact that this entire facility is 
being installed within the financial limitations set. 
When the full impact of this program has had a chance 
to affect the language instruction of the children in the 
high school, it is felt sure that this facility will have 
been worth much more than the money expended upon 
it. 

The pressure being placed upon high schools to pro- 
vide more and better instruction in the sciences has led 
the School Board to recommend that the Science Labor- 
atory be renovated during the coming school year. The 
present laboratory bench which has been in the build- 
ing at least since 1933 has unsatisfactory space pro- 
visions for no more than twelve to fourteen children. 
In addition, it is a cumbersome kind of working area 
that doesn't lend itself at all to the demands that are 
being placed upon science instruction in schools today. 
Part of the increase found in Item 14 of the budget 
is to provide money, in the vicinity of $2,850.00, for the 
removal of the present unit and the installation of new 
laboratory benches which will better meet the scienti- 
fic needs of children in 1961. 

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Building and Grounds 

The building and grounds are generally in good 
condition. The regular repair and maintenance pro- 
gram is being continued, it being felt that this in the 
long run is an economy. Additional painting is being 
provided again this year as has been the pattern of the 
past, the idea being to perform some painting, approxi- 
mately $1,000.00 each year, and thereby maintain the 
building in a good state. A flame failure device is being 
budgeted for in order to add a degree of safety to the 
operation of the old boiler. This device would shut 
down the boiler automatically if for some reason the 
oil was sprayed into the firing chamber but no flame 
was showing. This recommendation was made by the 
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Com- 
pany. The old boiler shows its years. On many occa- 
sions, during the course of the year, slight delays, 
inefficiencies in its operation show up due to the age of 
the boiler itself, and the pipes which feed it and carry 
heat from it. As difficulties develop, they are taken 
care of. It should be noted however, that each year a 
good amount of money is being expended for repairing 
and replacing parts, which are part of and which are 
connected with the boiler. Just this past year, some 
difficulty has been experienced with a leak in the heat 
line running from the boiler into the rooms of the new 
building. This fault will be taken care of, but money 
will be spent and will continue to be spent each year 
until a complete replacement of this unit is made. 

Finance 

The School Board's budget calls for a total appropri- 
ation of $188,082.37, which is an increase of $10,616.36 
over the amount that was budgeted previously. How- 
ever, due to additional income being anticipated, the 
net assessment for the operation of schools amounts to 
$153,741.37. This is an increase of $560.36 over the 
amount raised this year for schools, as determined by 

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the Tax Commission. Part of the increase in the in- 
come is due to the fact that a balance of approximately 
$3,000.00 is expected to be on hand as of June 30, 1961. 
In addition, it is expected that income from tuitions will 
be some $4,000.00 more than that which was budgeted 
for the present school year. It should be noted, how- 
ever, that most of this tuition income is from Lynde- 
borough, and there is some doubt as to whether or not 
Lyndeborough children are going to come or stay in 
the Wilton School or attend the new high school in 
Milford. The figures in the budget are the best that 
could be arrived at after seeking all possible sources 
of information. 

The major areas of increase within the budget are 
found in Item 6, Teachers' Salaries, where an increase 
of $3,875.00 is shown. This increase in salaries is ab- 
solutely necessary if Wilton is to maintain any kind of 
continuity of teaching staff, especially at the high school 
level. Teachers' salary figures show that the teachers 
in the Wilton school are behind the median salaries of 
teachers in our most immediate area, Milford, Peter- 
borough, Jaffrey and New Ipswich. Another item of 
major increase in the budget is in the area of Trans- 
portation, Item 16. This increase of $845.00 is being 
budgeted due to the fact that the present contract 
terminates in June 1961 and this is estimated to be the 
increase in regular bus transportation costs, and the 
cost of additional transportation felt necessary. In Item 
18, there is an increase of $610.00. Most of this in- 
crease is due to costs needed to adequately support the 
kind of athletic program that people of Wilton want. 
The increase in Item 18a of $2,000.00 is an apparent 
one since in the income section of the budget an in- 
come of $2,000.00 from School Lunch Reimbursements 
is estimated. This means that the net cost of the Noon 
Lunch Program is the same as that of the past. Item 25, 
shows a decrease of $500.00 in payments on principal. 
The reason for this can be gained from study of the 

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Schedule of Indebtedness and an additional payment 
of $2,500. which will be necessary on the new room. 
No schedule has been set up for this as yet. 

Conclusion 

This opportunity is taken to compliment the Ele- 
mentary and Senior High School staff for the tireless 
efforts that they have made in behalf of the children 
of Wilton. The new high school teachers and Mr. 
Smith are especially to be complimented for the efforts 
that they have made to adjust themselves to their new 
positions in order that the education of the children 
would not be limited any more than was necessary. 
The Wilton School Board has worked very conscien- 
tiously in the most important area of good education, 
that of finding good teachers. Further, they have ac- 
cepted a point of view which shows an appreciation of 
the value of holding good teachers. Special thanks are 
in order to the P.T.A. and the parents of that group 
who always have the interest of the children uppermost 
in their minds. The cooperation and understanding of 
the Budget Committee is appreciated. Together it is 
felt that a school system is being developed of which 
each and every citizen of the town may well be proud. 

KENNETH A. SARGENT, 

Superintendent of Schools. 



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REPORT OF THE PRINCIPAL OF 
WILTON HIGH SCHOOL 

It is indeed a pleasure for me, an alumnus, to re- 
port to the citizens of the Town of Wilton on their 
High School. 

The paramount aim of all your efforts, and the efforts 
of the faculty and administration, is to strive continu- 
ously to present the best possible instruction. It mat- 
ters little how eager a child is to learn if the experiences 
presented him for learning are not sufficient to meet 
the challenges ahead of him. Wilton High School's 
greatest deficiency is the above normal turnover of 
teachers the past two years. In order to present the 
best possible instruction, a teacher needs to know his 
students. A teacher cannot understand and motivate 
a pupil until they have worked together for a period of 
time far greater than most teachers stay in Wilton. 
This is a problem which has been facing students at 
Wilton for two years and certainly must cease. Only 
the interest, intense participation, and concern of the 
citizens of Wilton in having the best possible school 
obtainable will turn the tide. 

I do not mean to infer that students at Wilton are 
receiving less than a good education. On the contarry, 
the faculty is doing a commendable job. The question 
is, however, could we do more? The answer is "Yes we 
could, and should/' For example shouldn't something 
be done for the student who is a poor reader, for the 
student who is not doing all of which he is capable, 
for the student who works well for one teacher, but not 
for another, for the student who isn't going to college, 
and for the student who is going to college, but finds 
that he is lacking in areas that could be strengthened? 

If you agree, then we need to keep teachers who 
know the capabilities, habits, and needs of each student. 

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I would like to comment on the areas which I feel 
bear mention in this report: 

In the areas of assistance to the pupil in planning 
his program, and deriving the most from his abilities, 
some progress has been made. Teacher conference 
groups are meeting periodically to discuss the particu- 
lar problems relating to pupil placement, program, and 
achievement, but it seems that in the future we could 
benefit from a trained staff member who could devote 
sufficient time to these problems. 

Great potential has been developed in the program 
of foreign languages through the installation of the 
electronic language laboratory. Mrs. Edward Marshall 
has studied this program for one year at the University 
of Massachusetts and is extremely well qualified in the 
operation of language laboratories. 

The continuity in staff in the science department 
has led to an improved program in physics and chemis- 
try for the college-bound student. It is hoped that a 
much-needed expansion of the laboratory facilities will 
take place this summer. The students are severly handi- 
capped by the single lab bench which has been in 
service for so many years. Mr. Robert Cutter, the in- 
structor, has developed the necessary plans for this 
expansion, and the item will be presented in the school 
budget. 

The junior high staff has continued to provide the 
fine, basic education needed at this level. However, a 
primary need is for improved reading ability in order 
to increase the rate of learning. 

Two new Delta machine lathes have helped bol- 
ster the machine shop phase of the vocational program. 
This adds to the general shop program to a consider- 
able extent — providing precision work not previously 
possible. 

A program of reading acceleration, in the high 
school, has been developed under the guidance of Mr. 
Perley Henderson of the English department. Although 

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still in its infancy, results are noticeable. Two Science 
Research Associates Reading Accelerators are being 
used. In the future it would seem desirable to expand 
this program to include the use of additional reading 
aids. 

A look at the 1960 Wilton High School graduates 
shows: 

9 or 23% attending four-year colleges. 

1 or 2% attending preparatory school. 

5 or 13% obtaining further education other than 
the above. 

18 or 47% are employed. 
3 or 8% in the armed forces. 

2 or 5% now housewives. 
1 or 2% not employed. 

I wish, especially, to thank Mrs. Elna D. Stevens, 
school secretary, for her assistance to me in making my 
transition from teacher to principal. Her knowledge 
of office procedure, and her wisdom in dealing with 
students make her a fine asset to the school. 

My thanks also to the faculty, Mr. Day, the cus- 
todian, Mr. Sargent, the superintendent, and the school 
board of Wilton, for their efforts on behalf of the stu- 
dents of Wilton High School. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES W. SMITH, 

Principal. 



ANNUAL SCHOOL HEALTH REPORT 1959-60 

Annual Physical Examinations revealed the following: 

Pupils examined 488 

Defects found by Doctor: Treated 

Eyes 27 

Tonsils and Adenoids 3 



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Glands (enlarged) 
Lungs 


many 
4 




4 


Heart 


3 




2 


Orthopedic 
Nutrition 


4 

2 




4 
1 


Defects found by Nurse: 








Vision 


35 






Skin 


7 




7 


Scalp 
Tests given by Nurse: 


5 






Vision Tests 


347 






Hearing Tests 


35 






Inspections 
Heights 


817 
497 






Weights 


497 






First Aid 


567 






Clinics : 








Dental December 1959 


24 




Mental Hygiene 




2 




Pre-school 




5 




Toxoids 




292 




Tuberculosis 




172 




Chest X-ray 




4 




Vaccinations and Communicable Diseases: 




No. successfully vaccinated 


all 




No. excused from 


vaccination 


1 




No. immunized (polio) 


378 




Chicken Pox 




21 




Mumps 
Pediculosis 




4 
9 




Impetigo 
Scarlet Fever 




7 
1 




Number of home visits — 15 plus 







Respectfully submitted, 

MARION HOWARD, R.N., 

June 15, 1960 School Nurse. 



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